Jackson College of Education (JCE), held a Matriculation ceremony on August 6, 2019, to confer studentship on newly admitted freshmen of the College at a colourful event at the Royal Parade Grounds, KNUST, Kumasi. Students were formally welcomed to the College for the 2018/2019 Academic Year.
The matriculants totalling 2,962 were made up of 1,265 males and 1,697 females who would pursue three-year courses in French Education, Early Childhood Education and General Programme.
Mrs Theodosia Wilhelmina Jackson, Principal of the College, addressing the matriculants congratulated the students for their successful admission into the College and urged them to aspire for excellence, reminding them of the herculean task ahead.
“We at JCE and the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) which is our mentor university do not compromise on quality. It is therefore expected of you as students to work hard to earn the certificate”, Mrs Jackson said.
She said the College has since 2009 produced 11,384 graduates who did not only exhibit high sense of integrity and respect to authority while in school but also excelling in the field of work.
“It is now your turn to also do same to uphold the enviable reputation of JCE as well as yourselves”, she said. She said strengthening the country’s educational system to produce the needed human resource was the right way to go to achieve sustainable development as a nation.
This and other reasons, she said, informed the establishment of JCE to contribute to the training of quality professional teachers that would play significant roles in human resource development.
She said the College is utilising Information Communication Technology (ICT) to propel teaching and learning through the introduction of a virtual classroom and e-library system accessible on smart mobile phones, in its quest to meet the changing trends in the 21st century.
“Students are also introduced to a Students’ Portal which enables them to access administrative and academic resources and services”, she added.
Mr Ebenezer A. Jackson, The Registrar of the College, administered the Matriculation Oath to confer membership status on the new students into the College.