Jennifer Quaye/ Rihannah Adam, GNA
Accra, Oct 22, GNA –
Dr. Cecilia Kotey, Lecturer at University of Cape Coast on Tuesday called on
the students of the Holy Trinity Cathedral Senior High School (HOTCASS) to take
their studies seriously in order for them to come out with flying colours in their
The lecture was part
of the four-day anniversary talk held by the school towards its 50th
anniversary for the students to improve their learning skills.
Speaking on the
topic “Developing Smart Study Habits”, Dr. Cecilia Kotey who is a former
student of the school advised the students to develop good attitudes towards
She gave them
special tips for their studies and asked them to make good use of the SQ3R
(Survey, question, read, retrieve and review)
“Don’t go to class
without books, pens and learning material, it is a bad habit. Some students do
go to school without books, it even happens in the university level. It’s not
only our parents who will buy the textbooks, we buy credit for our WhatsApp so
let’s make ‘susu’ and save and get the textbooks and read it and not for
decorations, but read it because good study habits produce good grades.” She
She encouraged the
students to fully participate in classes by asking and answering questions and
also avoid any misconduct and stop giving nicknames to their fellow students
who made mistakes in class. Students should show concern to each other’s
academic progress and seek assistance from colleagues and teachers when they
don’t understand what was taught, she added.
She also advised
them to focus on their plans and know why they were in school and take
advantage of the free SHS and allow the
school to pass through them.
Mr. William Dompreh
Adjaye, the headmaster of HOTCASS advised the students to make good use of the
school library and Ghana library authority which were close to the school.
“I will advise you
take a 20-minute nap not sleep after eight long hours of studies for the mind
to be refreshed before revising your notes. There is something called siesta in
boarding house, where students take rest for some minutes, but since is a day
school you should do that immediately you go home.” He said.