The Academic Committee at Accra College of Education on Wednesday May 19, 2021 commenced with its weekly “Academic Seminar series” at the College Conference room.
The seminar, which was and would be chaired by the Principal of the College, Dr. Samuel Awinkene Atintono will be organized once every week to help the staff critique, comment and add ideas to each other’s research work. Thus, a person or two would present a research work on a particular topic of study for his colleagues to comment and critique it. This helps the presenter establish more ideas on whatever research he or she is doing or have done.
The seminar kicked started with a presentation from Freda Asante-Kumi from the Languages department of the College. Her research presentation was on, “The influence of gender, status and age in buying and selling in Akan: The case study of makola market”.
The Principal was grateful to the participants and impressed with their attendance as well.
The moderator of the seminar, Mr. Kenneth Bodua-Mango assured participants that the seminar was not only going to be held internally at Accra College of Education, instead they would involve others from sister Colleges probably through virtual means due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Since then, thr Research Committee has had a number of presenters coming forward to present on their preferred topics.
The second week, May 26, 2021 saw Mr. Matthew Awine Ayamdoo present on the topic, “Law in Precolonial Ghana: A historical study of Precolonial legal regime in Asante (1700-1896).
Mr. Jackson Jessel Aboagye-Agbi took his turn on the third week of the presentation on June 2, 2021 on the topic, “The nature of Mathematical Anxiety among Senior High School students in Agona West Municipality of Ghana”.
Week four (June 9, 2021) was the turn of the coordinator himself, Mr. Kenneth Bodua-Mango. He presented on the topic, “Towards a typology of focus construction in Mbia Language”
The participants, week in and week out have been grateful the to the Research Committee for coming up with a programme of this kind which will be of great benefit not only to the teaching staff but the non-teaching staff as well.