ACC boosts education at Ave -Dakpa
By Fatima Adam
The scholarships are part of efforts to boost educational standards in the area especially the youth of Ave -Dakpa.
The scholarships, according to Mr. Quist, Principal of the College , will make possible for the beneficiaries to pursue a two and half year certificate programme in four courses; Information Communication Technology (ICT), Business Studies, Marketing and Secretarial Duties. Mr. Quist was speaking at the college’s matriculation ceremony at Ave-Dakpa.
He explained that the importance of education cannot be underestimated because of its transformational effect on the individuals and the society as a whole, through the attainment of skills, knowledge and experience.
He stated that it is in this regard that Anquist College had made the provision of improved educational facilities its topmost priority to help achieve higher standards.
“We have since 1998 to date channeled our resources into the provision of educational facilities. Indeed, we have so far put up nine (9) lecture rooms in the college and today’s ceremony marks the beginning of plans we have initiated to be commissioned,” he said.
According to him, investment of ACC in the educational sector was aimed at providing higher and quality education to Ghanaians especially those in the newly created districts.
He noted that ACC in its quest to offer students the best of Information Communication Technology (ICT) knowledge has made available a well equipped ICT facilities and libraries on its campus. Mr. Quist, however, urged the students to make good use of the ICT facilities to attain the advantages provided by knowledge in technology.
He also urged the students to study hard, search for information that will be useful for their studies and broaden their horizon. He further explained that their diploma and certificates are being awarded by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) and other well recognized international bodies.
He added that ACC has also provided free school uniforms to twenty (20) KG 1, KG 2 and class one (P1) Pupils, and also giving them free feeding to improve education at Ave-Dakpa.
Speaking at the ceremony, a senior lecturer and former head of Chemistry department at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr. Johannes A.M. Awudza, stressed that there cannot be development without education, and noted that although education has two (formal and informal), the two cannot be separated when it comes to development, adding that “today the world has become a global village and informal education alone is not enough to cope with changing trends of events’.
He urged the students to take the opportunity serious and dedicate their efforts to acquiring knowledge.
Torgbui Nyamekor Glakpe V, Fiaga of Ave-Dakpa, who chaired the program, added that all efforts at changing the society would be useless if the students do not dedicate themselves to study hard and excel in their various fields. He, however, urged the female students to strive for excellence.
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