Komenda College of Education Held a Staff Development Workshop for Convocation and Staff “B” Members
Komenda College of Education on August 28, 2023, held a staff development workshop for convocation and staff “B” members.
The event was well-attended and began with a warm welcome from Madam Constance Afriyie, the College Secretary. The opening address was delivered by Very Rev. Kwesi Nkum Wilson (PhD), the Principal of the College. During his speech, the principal emphasized the upcoming launch of the college’s strategic plan for the years 2023-2027. He expressed the significance of the workshop in providing participants with insights to contribute effectively towards making Komenda College a functional institution.
Notably, the college boasts a 75-year history, making it one of Ghana’s oldest educational establishments. The principal stressed the importance of active participation, particularly considering the workshop’s facilitator, Professor Eric Nyarko-Sampson(PhD), who is an alumnus of the college.
Professor Eric Nyarko-Sampson’s(PhD) extensive experience in the field of tertiary education, ranging from lecturer to Dean, including his role as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD), uniquely qualifies him to guide the workshop.
The initial presentation delivered by Professor Eric Nyarko-Sampson(PhD) addressed “Effective Response to Student Needs.” He highlighted several key areas, including personal and social development, adapting to various stages of growth, promoting a better quality of life, optimizing leisure time, nurturing holistic personality development, making the most of available opportunities, fostering academic and vocational growth, and assisting individuals in choosing the right education and profession. The presentation also covered ways to handle educational and professional scenarios effectively. Professor Eric Nyarko-Sampson(PhD) delved into the implications for both learning and teaching. Under “Implications for Learning,” he underscored the importance of recognizing individual differences in learning styles and behaviors, preceptory learning, providing necessary learning materials, and creating a conducive learning environment.
For “Implications for Teaching,” he advocated for active engagement in class activities, understanding individual student differences, avoiding unnecessary imposition, using appropriate learning materials, recognizing gender disparities, and periodically updating the curriculum to align with student needs. The workshop was a great success, with participants expressing their appreciation for the opportunity to learn from such an experienced facilitator.