Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education, hailed Komenda College of Education (KOMENCO) in Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem district of Central Region for its enormous contribution to education and national development.
He also charged them to continue to build assertive, confident and developmentally competent teachers.
“I have not seen any institution that has raised more greatness than you have.”
Dr. Adutwum was praised when he joined the leadership of the College to launch its 75th anniversary celebrations in Accra.
The anniversary, which was scheduled to take place in March 2023, was themed, “Promoting Sustainable National Development: The Contribution of Komenda College of Education in 75 Years.”
Dr Adutwum said: “We also look forward to you maintaining your position as the guidance you are known for over the years, raising teachers who are self-affirming, very confident in themselves. they themselves are very knowledgeable in passing on the skills we rcquire in our 21st century to our future learners.
The Education Minister said the school, over the past 74 years, had become home to nurture some of the best minds in the education and business fraternity who continued to keep plans for the country and to make strong contributions to the country. and beyond.
He praised the Methodist Church for being a pillar of transformation and a great support and partner to the Ministry of Education and, indeed, government.
While commending the current leadership of the College for the great transformational activities they were undertaking, he charged them to continue to produce the assertive, confident and competent teachers that the modern world needs.
“I have very, very good hope that KOMENCO will shine more and more like the house that becomes the hope for the young child, the young student, the young woman, for the young man who wants to make a difference in life. of someone, who wants to be a doctor, who wants to be a lawyer, who wants to be an engineer, who wants to be a teacher at the beginning of their journey with this aspiration, this beautiful girl, to know that a brilliant career awaits them,” said he declared.
Established in 1948 as an all-male school, the College is now a coeducational institution, having admitted its first female students in 1952.
Beginning with 40 all male students in 1948, KOMENCO currently has a student population of 1,896.
Of this number, 1,076 are men and 820 women.
Rev. Kwasi Nkum Wilson, Principal of KOMENCO said the College has achieved a lot in its 75 years of existence and contributed massively to the development of education in the country.
Explaining some of the changes that had taken place under his tenure, Rev. Wilson said that since 2019 there had been a big shift in education, where the emphasis had been on demonstrative teaching and learning.
Reverend Wilson said that despite the College’s financial vulnerability, it had been able to support the staff and policies governing its operations through ongoing staff training.
“There has been an ongoing workshop for A, B and junior staff as well as College student leadership,” he added.
He revealed that the College witnessed a breakthrough from a deficit of GH₵ 611,448.73 to a surplus of GH₵ 429,655.58 and witnessed massive infrastructure development such as the completion of a two-storey ladies’ block, renovation of store and offices for college heads. of the department, equipping the professional/technical unit with sewing machines, commercial burners and ovens, cylinders, washing machines, among others.
Bishop Paul Kwabena Boafo, Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church in Ghana, urged all stakeholders to help the College propel it to a higher pedestal.
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