St Francis College of Education at Hohoe in the Volta Region has on Saturday held its 10th Congregation to award various Diploma Certificates in Basic Education to its final year students. About 470 students who have successfully completed the three-year diploma programs in General Studies, Science and Mathematics were conferred honours in their respective classes of First, Second, Third and Pass.
9 of the students were awarded a first class, 150 and 228 students had second class upper and lower respectively, 73 were awarded a third class with 3 others having a pass. An additional 8 from previous year groups who couldn’t graduate for one reason or the other were also taken through the ceremony.
Addressing the congregation, the Principal of St Francis College of Education, Mr Raphael Kwadzo Kwashie said the school despite its challenges has over the years made giant strides in the various spectrum of endeavour including extra curricula activities.
“Mr Chairman, the performance of St Francis College among the 40 public Colleges of Education in the Country has been very consistent since the inception of the Diploma in Basic Education Programme. The College continues to be among the top colleges in the country” he stated.
He added the school has for three successive years presented the overall best performing student from the Volta Zone of colleges of Education including this year’s best graduating student, Mr Evaristus Ametepe.
This he attributed to the dedication and hard work of the staff and students of the school.
The guest speaker, Prof Kwesi Yankah, Minister of State for Tertiary Education commended the school for its feats and called on the graduating teachers to be role models by exhibiting professionalism and self-discipline to transform lives around them and help develop the nation