By Erica Apeatua Addo, GNA
Enchi (WN/R), Aug. 17, GNA – Seventeen
students in Enchi College of Education (ENCHICO) who attained good Cumulative
Grade Point Average (CGPA) in the second year have been presented with some
packages for their excellent performance.
The maiden award ceremony dubbed “Excellent
Award” was instituted by the Principal of the College to motivate, inspire and
encourage quality and extremely good students.
No student has obtained this grade point
since the post-Secondary certificate “A” programme was elevated to a Diploma
status in 2004.
Miss Baidoo Evelyn Ama of the Diploma in
Bsaic Education-General programme, who emerged the overall best student with a
CGPA of 3.8, received a cash of 200 Ghana cedis as her prize.
Messrs Dufie Arhin Foster, Frimpong Opoku
Rexford, Cobbinah Kenneth and Miss Boasi Joyce Rahab won the second best
student’s position with CGPA of 3.7 and each had cash prize of 150 Ghana cedis.
The rest are Messrs Atibilla James, Awuni
Joseph, Opoku Emmanuel, Oppong Ebenezer, Yankey Prince, Agyapong Kwabena
Oppong, Miss Achina Naomi Arkoh
Richard, Badu Jacob, Donyina Twumasi Daniel attained CGPA of 3.6 While Miss Obeng Vicential Mensah and master
Okyere Jerry John, attained CGPA
of 3.5 and each received 100 Ghana
All the award winners were in addition
presented with half piece of school cloth.
Mr Philip Ntaah, said the Principal of the
College, expressed delight in the performance of the tutees and stressed that
education in Ghana was an integral part of its economic development.
He said the school continues to play a major
role in teacher education and training through examination, assessment and
research as well as outreach programme.
Mr Ntaah said the institution would continue
to design and evolve programmes that would offer its students the unique
opportunities to unearth the wealth of talents of all people and help cut
Mr Emmanuel Gyan, the Municipal Coordinating
Director, said the idea of establishing the award scheme was to recognize
outstanding students who have made immense contribution to academic success.
He said since the upgrading of the teacher
training colleges, their performance has not been enviable at all and expressed
optimism that the awardees would be a challenge for other tutees to remain
focused and work harder to excel.
Mr Sabastian Atrama Diaw, the Aowin
Municipal Director of Education,, who chaired the function, said teachers know
how best to impact knowledge into students.“For the past years, the results
have not been encouraging and appealed to stakeholders to support the award
scheme to motivate more teacher trainees to produce good results” Mr Diaw said.
He also congratulated the award winners and
urged them to continue committing themselves to academic work and other related
courses to improve upon their performance.