Prof. Nyarko-Sampson Advises Fresh Students

Newly-admitted students of the University of Cape Coast for the 2017/2018 academic year have been advised to be cautious and conscious in the management of their time while on campus to enable them achieve their educational goals. The Dean of the Faculty of Educational Foundations, Prof. Eric Nyarko-Sampson, who gave the advice in a statement, cautioned the fresh students: “{You} need to manage your time well in order to draw a balance among your competing needs. No bells are rung for rising, dining, change of lesson, break, start of lesson, assembly, worship, etc.” He advised the fresh students to prioritize their studies and also engage in extra-curriculum activities. “[Involve yourselves in] religious activities, clubs and societies, recreational, etc. These are all good to make one a whole person, for all work and no play makes Jack a dull person. However, these must be done in terms of priority”, he added. To achieve academic excellence in the University, the Dean gave the following tips to the freshmen: "Making sense from the teacher and taking notes, • Consulting books to make own notes • Doing assignments, writing quizzes • End of term or semester examination. • Form different and adequate study habits and acquire different study skills to meet the level and the various courses of study. • Running a personal suitable time table • Respect your individuality or uniqueness • You're different from the other persons though you may be offering the same programme and courses of study He said Guidance and Counselling play a critical role in the psycho-social development of students. Consequently, he appealed to the fresh students to take advantage of the Guidance and Couselling Centre of the University when they were faced with social, academic, psychological, and emotional issues. Prof. Nyarko-Sampson admonished them to make studious and sociable friends on campus. “What's your purpose for being where you are? Determine to work hard at that, determine to succeed, you have got [what] it takes that's why you're there. Let your institution pass through you, and don't just pass through the institution. Welcome to the table of higher education. God bless you,” Prof. Nyarko-Sampson concluded his advice to the fresh students, who are reporting to campus on Friday, August 18, 2017.