The Old Students’ Union of the Komenda Secondary Technical School (KOSU) has held a seminar with the final year students of their alma mater, as part of efforts to bolster the confidence of the students, ahead of their final WASSCE.
The seminar particularly focused attention on the need for the finalists to be in high spirit, as they prepare to take their final West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination.
KOSU indicated that High School Education provided insight and knowledge that could help the candidates to advance their career goals and open them up to other opportunities.
In view of this, the union has for five consecutive years embarked on an aggressive and rigorous sensitisation initiative targeting final year students of the school annually.
Since the inception of the seminars in 2019, KOSU’s vision has been to be able to equip the finalists in the world of work, where members engaged the students and shared their experiences.
Often times, experts in various fields of discipline were contacted by KOSU to engage the finalist as resource persons who enlightened the students on programmes selection at the tertiary level and entrepreneurship.
Speaking at the 2023 edition which took place last Thursday, the Assistant Headmaster of the school, Mr George Atta Lamba-Ngyi, advised the candidates to be self-motivated as part of their preparation.
According to him, students of KOMENSTEC must count themselves blessed because the school has competent and highly qualified teachers, with better qualifications and credentials.
“Your duty is to be determined, have the determination that you can also get to the universities right from here and learn hard because if you do, nothing can prevent you from getting there”, he advised.
He added that with determination and focus, they could easily pass their impending exams which would propel them to another level of their education circle and life in general.
An old student, Mr Cosmos Bassaw, advised the students to have interest in entrepreneurship and other crafts, such as block laying, carpentry as well as artisanal enterprises.
This, he noted, would make them employable and self-reliant in the face of the current lack of jobs, which has led to a high rate of unemployment among the youth.
Impact of the annual event
The Secretary of KOSU, Mr William Ndede, told The Chronicle that the annual event, which commenced in 2019 has not just been successful but also impactful, as it has propelled many of the beneficiaries to a higher height.
The resource persons for the seminars, he explained, have always given the best of advice to the students, which have gone a long way to shape their minds and make meaningful impacts regarding career paths.
“Some of the beneficiaries do call us to acknowledge that the seminars they attended have had positive and impactful effects on their lives, as the seminars they attended helped them to make informed decisions”, Mr Ndede stated.