Berekum College of Education matriculates 624 students Teachers for 2020/2021 Academic year


Berekum College of Education. which is one of the best Colleges in the country organized its 2021 matriculation on Friday, March 19, 2021, to admit freshmen and women into the various programs offered in the College.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Principal, Mr. Prince Yeboah Marfo noted that the freshmen and women being matriculated were the lucky ones. This is because they were selected out of the thousands of applications received by the College. He alluded that the competitive nature of admission into the College puts a burden on students admitted into the College to justify themselves.

He reminded students to abide by their matriculation oath. He called on Senior and Junior members of the College to seek the welfare of the student teachers.

Giving an overview of students admitted into the College for the 2020/2021 academic year, the Principal expressed his happiness about the fact that the ratio of male to female student is being narrowed, in line with the College’s Gender Policy. Thus, out of the 624 students admitted into the various programs, 318 were males whprogramswere females.

In his address, the Principal reminded the students that the College stands for excellence. Thus, the vision of the College is “to be an icon of excellence in teacher education”. According to the Principal, the College cherishes discipline. Discipline intended to produce excellent character or pattern of behavior, especially training behavior, moral, physical, or mental development in behavior that would make students acquire skills and aptitudes that will change how they think and act, leading to creativity and innovation in the creative sector for the benefit of the individual, creativity, and country.

He implored students not to lower the high standards of performance in external examinations, public competitions, and quizzes that students of the College had exhibited over the years.

He added that the College does not condone sexual misconduct of any kind. He misconduct that the College does not welcome activities of misconducts it is against the norms of our society and the laws of Ghana.

He advised students who are addicted to these of ours to seek medical behaviors counsel for self-control to overcome its temptation behaviors the College would not tolerate.

Also, the Principal informed students that the College prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students on any of the College premises including hostels, academic areas, on your way to or back from field experience, and even during functions of the college or the SRC and Students’ Associations. He further called on students to dress with decorum and decency. Again, the Principal reminded the College community that the existence of the novel-19 pandemic and advised that everyone adhered to the protocols prescribed by the Government prescribed and the Ghana Health Service.

He informed members prescribed the online model of teaching has come to stay and so they must brace themselves for the new normal. Thus, going forward, teaching in the Colleges was going to be through the online (synchronous) and on-campus modes (asynchronous). He advised students and staff to make use of the Vodafone data packages the college had invested in, to join the classes organized online.

He called on the government, traditional authorities, and individuals to come on board to support the College which had contributed immensely to the socio-economic life of the people of Berekum, Bono Region, Bono
East Region, Ahafo Region, and Ghana as a whole since the progress of our country is linked to the development of the teacher.

Finally, the Principal inforof our freshmen and women, to remember why they were in the College, not to forget where they were coming from, and where they intend to go in the future after they leave the walls of the College

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