Some two thousand five hundred and twenty-six (2526) level 300 students at the Main Campus (Kumasi) of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) have undergone a five-day intensive orientation workshop ahead of the University’s Student Internship Programme (SIP).
The SIP is a mandatory component of the training that AAMUSTED offers to all its regular students to qualify for graduation.
Among other things, the workshop trained the participants to use the University’s Online Application Software to register their internship details, apprised them of their roles and responsibilities as student interns, the potential challenges and coping strategies, and preparing the Ghana Education Service (GES) lesson plan and use of learning resources.
The Dean of the Faculty of Education and Communication Sciences (FECS), Dr. Samuel Adu-Gyamfi, officially opened the workshop on July 5, 2021, on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor of AAMUSTED, Prof Frederick Kwaku Sarfo, and emphasized the importance that AAMUSTED attaches to the SIP in the training of students.
He encouraged the participants to pay attention to what they would be taught to guide them to avoid potential pitfall on the SIP.
Dr. Adu-Gyamfi highly commended the Co-ordinator, Mr. Ficus Gyasi, and the staff of the office responsible for organising and coordinating the SIP in AAMUSTED for their devotion and hard work, leading to the improvement of the programme.
Earlier, Mr. Gyasi had welcomed the participants and emphasised the determination of the University to strengthen the SIP as a way of offering better professional training to students towards improving performance in the country’s education sector.
He, therefore, asked the participants to take advantage of the workshop to prepare themselves adequately to maximize the SIP period.
The facilitators for the workshop were Dr. Kofi Yeboah Asiamah, Head of Department of Interdisciplinary Studies (DIS); Mr. Raphael Dzakpasu, Senior Lecturer; Messrs Ficus Gyasi, Frank Owusu Sekyere, Philip Boateng, and William Asiedu, all Lecturers at AAMUSTED.