HOLY CHILD HOLDS 11TH CONGREGATION:AS MISS REBECCA ASSAN EMERGES OVERALL BEST STUDENT.
Miss Rebecca Assan (overall best student)
The Holy Child College of Education, Takoradi, has held her 11th Congregation for the Conferment of Diplomas under the theme; “Teacher Licensing in Ghana Prospects and the Way Forward”. The ceremony which was held at the Cornelia Connelly Hall on the 26th May, 2018 saw a total of 240 students graduating with 4 students obtaining 1st class honours, 57 students and 103 students also received 2nd class Upper and Lower honours respectively while 61 students had 3rd class honours and 15 students obtained passes.
Dignitaries at the program
The Principal of the College, Mrs Lemaire delivering her address which focused on academic performance, project interventions, infrastructural development and sports drew attention to some of the challenges confronting the College.
Mrs Lemaire ( Principal of Holy Child College of Education)
These challenges include financial clearance to enable the college employ critical staff as well as the stalling of works on the two storey Science Laboratory and the Early Childhood Center. She therefore solicits for help from the government to facilitate their completion. She further charged the graduans not to see their graduation as the end of their academic and professional ambition, but as stepping stones to greater achievements.
Mrs. Gifty Kusi (Deputy Western Regional Minister), who represented the Western Regional Minister, affirmed the importance of Teacher Licensing to the provision of quality education in Ghana. She stated that “licensing of teachers is the path to ensuring quality that will ultimately result to the attainment of excellence in operations. Standardization is synonymous with quality and quality is synonymous with excellence. Teacher licensing will therefore help to remove teachers who fail to demonstrate solid knowledge of their teaching subject and prevent effectiveness in the classroom”.
A total of eighteen awards were presented to deserving graduating students from various sponsors. Mrs Rebecca Assan emerged the overall best student with a total of 7 awards.
The 11th Congregation was chaired by Dr. Newman, (National Council Tertiary Education.)
Dignitaries who attended the program include Mrs. Gifty Kusi (Deputy Western Regional Minister), Msgr. Francis Abuah-Quansah (Vicar General), Dr. Betty Nanor-Arthur (Guest of Honour), Madam Henritta Eyison (DCE Ahanta Weat), Madam Faustina Coppson (National Best Teacher, 2017), , Prof Eric Wilmot (U.C.C), Mrs Cecilia H. Quaye (Immediate Past Principal) as well as some priests and religious from the diocese.