Agogo Presbyterian women's college of education (APWCE) in Asante Akyem Agogo on Tuesday held a matriculation ceremony for 503 fresh women who gained admission into the college for the 2021 academic year.
Only 503 students made up of females were offered admission to the college to study various programmes.
In his welcome address at the school’s 15th Matriculation ceremony, the Principal of the College, Rev. Dr. (Mrs) Grace Sintim Adasi, expressed the institution’s commitment to support the education of women through its gender policies.
‘At the of the admission process, the college admitted , the college five hundred (503) fresh women, comprising one hundred and ninety (190) for Bachelor of Education, Primary Education representing 37.78% of total admissions and three hundred and thirteen (313) for Bachelor of Education, JHS Education representing 62.22% of total admissions’.
In all, when we add our fresh women to our continuing students, the 456 second years and the 376 third years, the Agogo Presbyterian women’s college of Education has a total student population of one thousand , three hundred and thirty –five (1,335) students. This means that we have been able to increase enrolment by 10% from last year’s figure and by 33.8% from the two years ago.
Covid-19 safety Protocols
Dr. Grace Sintim Adasi , said since we are in uncertain times and being threatened by covid-19 pandemic, I am glad to announce that by the grace of God we have completed our infirmary and it has started operations.
Henceforth, students who will fall ill will first be taken care of at the infirmary where nurses are stationed 24 hours for this purpose. The infirmary will also be have a doctor that will limit the risk of ill students coming into contact with infected patients at the hospital, provide a Centre for the first-aid treatment and also solve the problem where students have to go out of campus to seek medical attention
Dr. Grace Sintim Adasi, indicated that the college was facing infrastructural challenges for which reason it could not admit many prospective applicants.
She, therefore, appealed to the government to assist the college with infrastructure, especially hostel facilities for students, lecture halls and tutors quarters to augment existing facilities for effective teaching and learning.
She advised the students to work to work hard and be of good behaviour to enable them to achieve academic excellence, saying ‘Now you are older than when you were in SHS, so you should know better what you do and what not to do. See this as an opportunity to grow and learn as a person, while you make time to form relationships and life-long friendships, which are very important because some of them will last a lifetime and will be channels of great blessings for you in future, remember also that you came here alone’.