KOMENDA COLLEGE OF EDUCATION HOLDS STUDENTS’-STAFF CONSULTATIVE FORUM
For some time now, it has become the culture of Komenda College of Education to hold students’-staff consultative meetings. The meeting comes off once every semester. At such meetings, students express their concerns and the staff reacts by either confirming, denying, or explaining the issues raised.
Today marked another students’-staff consultative meeting. It took place in the College complex hall and it started at exactly 3 pm. As usual, it was chaired by the SRC President, Mr. Theophilius Mensah. Among the staff who were present were The Principal, Very Rev. Dr. Nkum Willson, Vice Principal, Mr. Samuel Kow Parker, Deans, HODs and Teaching and non-teaching Staff Members.
Immediately after the opening prayer by Mr. Edward Magnus Awortwe, the Acting Chapel Steward, the chairman gave his response and the Principal gave an address. One of the insightful statements he made in his address was the fact that the college is going to have far-reaching internet and WiFi connectivity by the close of the month of February 2021. He expressed the hope that students would make positive use of such a facility for research to enhance their academic performance. According to him if students would pay anything at all, it will be very meager.
He, as usual, touched on the need to keep the compound clean and strictly observed the Covid-19 protocols.
After his address, the forum was open for the students to express their concerns which were mostly questions, suggestions and appeals. The Dean of Students Affairs, Mr. Francis Kwodwo Fordjour who moderated the program systematically invited students to express their concerns. Most of the complains of the students boarded on time-wasting, insufficient chairs in the Lecture Halls, and some inconveniences some students create in the Halls of residence. Respective staff members took turns to address the concerns of the students. In no uncertain terms, the Principal condemned the Inconveniences created by Students in the halls of residence and promised to stop it as early as possible.
Amidst answers, promises and clarifications, Respective staff members took turns to react to the concerns expressed by the students. The meeting ended at 5 pm when all issues raised by students had been adequately addressed.
Many of the students expressed their satisfaction for having an avenue to express their grievances and thanked the college authorities for instituting the student’s-staff consultative meeting.