During the 5th Matriculation ceremony, Mr. Clement Afriyie Oppong, who is the College Secretary, highlighted the requirement for students admitted to the College to take the Matriculation Oath and sign the Matriculation Register as stated in the Colleges of Education Act 847 of 2012.
Master Benjamin Sarpong, who read the freshmen’s observational address, focused on the campus environment, living arrangements, nutrition, academic life, and extracurricular activities such as sports, and emphasized the importance of STS in providing useful knowledge to student-teachers.
Prof. Atintono, in his speech, recommended that the new students pursue their studies seriously to become effective instructors for the nation.
According to Prof Atintono, 1,712 applicants applied for this year, of which 1,278 qualified, but only 321 students were admitted owing to insufficient housing facilities. 136 men and 185 women were among those admitted.
Following that, he discussed the construction of a 300-bed hostel facility to increase student intake, and the enforcement of College rules.
He advised the freshmen not to follow bad advice and reminded them that they will graduate individually.
Finally, all the matriculants took the Matriculation Oath administered by the College Secretary, and the Principal of the College, Prof. Atintono, declared that the freshmen had been duly matriculated.