Canadian Independent College Ghana(CIC), a university preparatory school, has held its eighth graduation in Accra with a renewed commitment to offer focused intellectual and ethical training for the youth.
The graduates, most of whom will be starting their tertiary education in Canada, were awarded with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD); six of them were awarded with the Ontario Scholars’ Certificate, a recognition accorded Ontario students who score 80 per cent and above in their final year of high school.
Mrs. Agnes Attakora-Gyan, Principal of CIC indicated CIC remained focused on helping students to develop and build on their intellectual, ethical, physical, and social qualities.
She said the vision of the school was to ensure that students succeeded in the competitive global and multidimensional environment in universities and colleges around the world.
“The whole essence of education is to help people discover their abilities, nurture, and use such abilities to help themselves and society at large, adding that such a process begins with the ability to think critically,” Mrs. Attakora-Gyan explained.
Mr. Samuel Otopah Ntow, Director of Pre-Tertiary Schools, Ghana Education Service, advised the graduating students to be committed to their education at the tertiary level and not to indulge in lifestyles that would inhibit their progress.
Mr. Ntow further encouraged students to be disciplined with their academic activities, and urged them to maintain an enthusiastic spirit.
Ms. K. Mercado, Senior Director, Melaleuca Incorporated, USA, who was the keynote speaker at the function asked students to be mindful of what freedom entails, and encouraged them to focus on the positive and not the negative aspects of freedom.