Newly admitted trainee teachers of St. Francis College of Education, Hohoe were on Friday, 6th December, 2019 matriculated to officially become students of the renowned College of Education in the Volta Region of Ghana.
The matriculation ceremony is an academic exercise held to officially admit fresh students into the Colleges as Junior Members of the College Fraternity making them full members of the College as persons in statu pupillari.
For the 2019/2020 academic year, a total of 887 applied for admission to St. Francis College of Education. 740 qualified out of which 351 accepted the offer of admission into the College. 224 males and 127 females.
The College currently runs the following academic programmes; Bachelor of Education (Science and Mathematics), Bachelor of Education (Mathematics and Information & Communication Technology), Bachelor of Education (Social Studies), Bachelor of Education (Religious and Moral Education and Music), Bachelor of Education (English Language and Ghanaian Language (Twi and Ewe).
In his speech, the Principal of the College, Mr. Raphael Kwashie admonished the matriculants to study hard towards the attainment of their degree in 2023. He further added that “In FRANCO we work hard, we study hard and eat small. We have zero tolerance for any misconduct and we do not hesitate to sanction. Show respect to your colleagues and those ahead, your seniors in Level 200. Respect all staff. Be modest and decent in your dressing. Adhere strictly to the rules and regulations as enshrined in the students’ handbook”.
In a related development, the 2008 graduating year group of the College made a donation to the College. Items they donated to the College included a Hisense Chest Freezer and projectors to aid in teaching and learning. Presenting the items to the College, the old students stated that the gesture was a way of giving back to the College that had contributed greatly to their lives. They further added that they hope to return in the near future to do more of such donations to the College.