Renowned Broadcast Journalist and Gh Today Morning Show Host, Kafui Dey inspired them to learn from the best, aspire to be the best and never stop learning. He delivered a keynote address on the theme: “inspiring our youth towards the achievement of higher heights” at the grand durbar of this year’s SRC week celebration. In order to make his address more exciting and one that the students of ADACOE can relate and appreciate, Mr Dey focused his address on the virtues of the motto of their college which is: ‘Awareness, Curiosity and Compassion’.
On awareness, he entreated the future teachers to be aware of their students’ talents, surroundings and their responsibilities as the shapers of their students’ destiny.
“As teachers of tomorrow’s leaders, the more you are aware of your student’s talent and surroundings, and your responsibilities as the sharpers of their destiny, the more successful you become in your career,” he told the teacher trainees and advised them to particularly invest their efforts and attention in the people whose destiny they are shaping because whatever they say to their students may have a long lasting impact on them for many years of their lives.
The former host of the popular Jackpot TV show, ‘Who Wants To Be Rich’ stressed on the importance of teachers to be curious about the future their students and how well they are developing. Are you going to be curious about the development of your students? He quizzed and added that, “You have be curious about how to make your lessons exciting to students; to make your lessons interesting, you have to be curious about the development of your students.
“You have to be curious about your students’ future and how your students are developing.”
He shared his national service experience as a teacher in one of the school at Nungua. He said there was one particular student called Borkoe who comes to school late and he often punishes him for sleeping in class. One day, he boarded a public vehicle ‘trotro’ and this guy was the driver’s mate and immediately he understood it wasn’t his fault to come to school late and dose in class because he has to take a part time job in order to provide for himself and his family. From that point, he became compassionate towards Borkoe. He added that, they must respond to the sufferings of other people especially their students when they finally get deployed to the classroom after their studies.
In conclusion, Mr Dey noted that, in order for them to achieve higher heights, they have to learn from the best, aspire to be the best and never stop learning.
In a speech read by the Vice Principal on behalf of the Principal, Mr Cephas Bodakpui appealed to all stakeholders for funds to support the developmental projects embarked on by the college. Projects currently on-going include fencing of the college, construction of new dormitory or hostel to ease the congestion at the existing ones etc.
The SRC patron of the college, Mr Henry Coffie encouraged the trainees to take up leadership roles in students’ groups to gain experience and be equipped with skills for higher positions in the future because currently most of our national leaders were once student leaders in their respective schools.