Hohoe (V/R), Feb. 10, GNA – Mr Raphael K. Kwashie, Principal of the St. Francis College of Education (FRANCO), Hohoe has entreated students to make prudent use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tools to change their status, especially their academic lives.
“I advise you to focus on the positives that ICT present, by using it to enhance your learning and research work. Be extra careful of social media which can easily distract you from your studies when used imprudently.”
Mr Kwashie, speaking at the 14th Matriculation Ceremony of the College in Hohoe for 568 students, noted that there was the tendency for the younger students to get carried away by the freedom they enjoyed in school.
“The freedom you now have means that you must make decisions on your own and act maturely because you will be held individually responsible for all your actions and inactions.
You have been nurtured well for this day by your parents, family, and teachers. Many of your loved ones have sacrificed so much so that you may enjoy the privilege of tertiary education. Honour their sacrifice by behaving responsibly and making the most of this extraordinary opportunity.”
The Principal urged the students to read and pay attention to the content of the students’ handbook as it contained rules and regulations that governed their conduct at the College, adding that “every aspect of the rules and regulations in the handbook apply to all students of the College and are binding on all.”
He called on the Matriculants to show respect to their colleagues and those ahead of them as well as staff and also be modest and decent in their dressing.
“We have zero tolerance for any form of misconduct and we do not hesitate to sanction.”