Mampong Technical College of Education (MTCE), known popularly as “Mamtech” held it’s 11th graduation ceremony in Mampong on 12th July 2019.

The Principal of the college, Mrs. Doris Boakye Ansa stated that this year’s ceremony is special as they were graduating the 2018 DBE finalists together with the 2016 UTDBE Supplementary list.

She explained that the college is now a degree awarding institution with the current first year students pursuing a 4-year Bachelor of Education, JHS Programme and that they offer not only Technical Education but the full range of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) courses made up of Technical, Visual Arts, Agriculture, in addition to Mathematics, Science and ICT.

Mrs Doris Boakye – Ansah appealed to government for more infrastructure, classroom block, Auditorium, Dormitories in order to accommodate students as part of the new reforms, students going to stay on campus for 3 – years.

She furthered that the college has extended their walls to prevent loitering and pilfering on campus, She has managed to liaise with the Municipal Health Directorate to post qualified medical staff to manage their CHIPS Compound, and has also made provision for fire safety equipments in the classrooms, dormatries laboratory’s, workshops and bungalows.

“To contribute to and support the local community with the view of creating a platform to give back to Mampong Community, the college intends to place a academic expertise to undertake research and help schools with problems like numeracy, literacy, absenteeism and the likes, and also provide community training in woodwork, metal work and sewing”. Mrs Boakye Ansah said.

Out of the 675 graduands, 3 had first class, 79 had second class upper division, 183 had second class lower division 242 had third class and 168 had pass.

She advised the graduands to see their students as their children and not their sex mates. She also entreated them to work hard and live up to their motto “adwumaden ho w) mfaso)”

Daasebre Osei Bonsu II, Mamponghene extended his congratulations to the graduands and also adviced them as his children to work hard for the community in which they find themselves and promised that the Traditional Council of Mampong will go beyond their limits to ensure fairness and professionalism in the college to benefit the students and the community as a whole

The Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Hon. Gifty Twum Ampofo at the ceremony stated that the government has decided to extend TVET as it is essential to the country’s development. She explained that TVET has made arrangements to provide training to not only Teaching sector but to health and other institutions.

Honouring the ceremony were Daasebre Osei Bonsu Mamponghene, Deputy Minister of Education for TVET Hon. Gifty Twum Ampofo, Executive Secretary, National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), Vice Chancellor of UCC, Principals of various institutions Nananom, Family members and other dignitaries.

Story by: Hon Addai Brobbey