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General News of Thursday, 5 July 2018


Canadian Independent College Ghana holds 10th graduation ceremony

Canadian Independent College (CIC) Ghana, has held its 10th graduation ceremony with a call on students to utilize the knowledge that they have acquired from the walls of CIC to help them become critical, analytical and creative thinkers in life.

Speaking at the event in Accra, Mr. Andrew Stephen, the Director of the school advised the graduands to see their life as a process because their dreams and aspirations could change at any a point in life therefore they should be ready to embrace change when such days befall them.

He urged teachers to continue to involve students in discussions and not just present topics and ideas to them.

“After the discussions, then as a teacher you will debrief them. By the time they realise that they have learnt something, it would have come from them, and as a teacher, you would have encouraged them to think or ignite their ability to think,’’ he said.

Mrs. Akosua Konadu Arhin who serves as the administrator for CIC also stated that teachers must understand that they are training people to be critical thinkers/problem solvers in order to solve the everyday problems confronting people and society. The exploration and explanation that students need to solve problems are unfortunately not being emphasized or taught at all in class.

“Because students are not being encouraged to do critical and analytical thinking in class, when they are confronted with problems or challenges, they find it difficult to come up with solutions,” she said.

She also urged Ghanaians to patronize CIC because their curriculum and teaching styles are very effective and tailored to each students’ need.

Meanwhile some graduands expressed their joy, by thanking God and had some kind words for Canadian Independent college, Ghana, saying they feel blessed to graduate from CIC because it wasn’t only a school to them but a home which always treated them with maximum care and respect therefore they will continue to hold the image of CIC high wherever they go.

The ceremony was graced with the presence of the Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ms. H. Cameron, and Mr. J. Ane, President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Both dignitaries urged and encouraged the graduands no to limit themselves, but to always strive to do and achieve more.