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Kibi Presbyterian College of Education launches 60th anniversary celebrations

BY: Haruna Yussif Wunpini
The two-storey female residential building
The two-storey female residential building

The Kibi Presbyterian College of Education (KPCE) at Kyebi in the Eastern Region has launched its 60th anniversary celebrations to pursue excellence in training students.

The celebration, which is on the theme: "Giving voice to the Presbyterian value in pursuance of academic excellence: the role of the 21st Century teacher", is expected to take place on March 10 next year.

A number of activities for the celebrations are, however, yet to be announced by the planning committee, but five projects constructed by the college through its internally generated fund (IGF) with support from some alumni were commissioned.

The projects were a fully furnished modern visitors lounge, a three-storey female residential facility, a sachet water factory, a 22-seater water closest toilet and an infirmary.

Anniversary lecture

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Rt Rev. Professor Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, delivered a lecture on the celebrations.

According to him, the college would continue to expand its programmes to meet the needs and aspirations of modern industry and society.

He noted that the college's academic performance had improved and it was currently one of the best colleges of education in the country in terms of infrastructure development.

The Moderator urged the management of the college to continue with its work and at the same time, advised the students to ensure that they left the college with good values.

Presbyterian discipline

That, Rt Rev. Prof Mante indicated, was in line with the holistic nature of discipline in Presbyterian educational institutions as well as individuals.

The Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology Education, at the University of Cape Coast, Professor Douglas Darko Agyei, who was the guest speaker, said academic excellence was the ability to perform, achieve and excel in all aspects of education.

Professor Agyei explained that academic excellence was one’s intellectual understanding and capacity as well as skill rendered to the service of humanity.

That, Professor Agyei pointed out, would benefit the students they would be teaching in the future.

He noted that the college's academic performance had improved and it was currently one of the best colleges of education in Ghana in terms of infrastructure development.

Professor Agyei, therefore, called on the government for financial clearance to open up spaces for more enrolment of teacher trainees and other non-teaching staff to enhance teaching and learning in the college.

Aspirations

The Principal of the College, Rev. Charles Fosu-Agyarkwa said the launch afforded the college the opportunity to reflect on its 59 years of growth, greatness and to celebrate all that the college achieved.