Ahmadiyya College of Education Holds Second Matriculation
The Nusrat Jahan Ahmadiyya Muslim College of Education in Wa on Thursday held its second matriculation, opening its doors to 240 students for the 2009/2010 academic year. The students comprising 153 males and 87 females are offering science, technical and social science programmes. Mr. Collins Yeboah Druye, Principal of the college, said more than 1,000 students sought admission but due to infrastructure challenges a few of them were offered admission. He therefore urged government and the Wa Municipal Assembly to provide more classrooms and teachers’ accommodation for the college to increase its intake of students to help address the inadequacies of qualified teachers at the primary and Junior High School levels. Mr Druye urged the students to be more committed to their studies and avoid peer pressure that was likely to disrupt their academic performance. Mr. Mahmud Khalid, Upper West Regional Minister, commended the leadership of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission for their foresight in establishing the college in addition to socio-economic interventions in the region. He said although the college had come far, there was much more to be done especially in the area of upgrading of infrastructure to improve on teaching and learning and achieving the best results. He said government had placed a high premium on the provision of quality education to improve the human resource base of the country and gave the assurance that it would do everything possible to address the inadequate infrastructure challenges of the college. Mr. Khalid called on the students and the college authorities to constantly engage in self-examination to identify their strengths and weaknesses and use the available potentials to overcome their weaknesses.