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18.05.2008 Education

First batch of Diploma teachers of St. Theresa's College pass out

By GNA
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The first batch of Diploma students from the Saint Theresa's College of Education in Hohoe have passed out on Saturday.
A total of 19 out of the 145 candidates had second class lower, 81,
third class and 43 passes, with one referred.
The 144 were presented Diploma in Basic Education.
Mr. Victor Kofi Mante, Director of Teacher Education Division of the Ghana Education Service in an address stated that the Diploma programme for teachers in the country had come to stay and urged all stakeholders to make efforts at keeping the momentum.
He advised students offering the programme at the school to take their studies seriously and recognize the fact that as future teachers they needed
to act as role models to encourage more females to go to school.
The Director expressed concern over the rate at which many female students were deferring their courses due to pregnancy and urged them to consider their education first before marriage.
Ms. Juliet Beauty Kumah, Acting Principal of the College commended government for introducing the Diploma programme and upgrading the College to a Diploma Awarding Institute.
She however, appealed to stakeholders to improve infrastructure at the College to match its status.
Madam Kumah called for support to fence the College to counter trespassing and provision of more bungalows for staff and the completion of the College's Assembly Hall project.
She expressed confidence in the graduands, saying, they are disciplined and hard working and encouraged them to serve as good role models for their pupils.

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