College of Education Holds Educational Fair for Ga-Adangbe Basic Schools


A group picture of faculty and staff with the pupils

As part of activities to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the University of Ghana, the College of Education held an educational fair for some pupils of basic schools located within Ga-Adangbe communities in the Greater Accra Region on 27th June 2023.

Prof. Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, delivering his welcome address

In his welcome address, the Provost of the College of Education, Prof. Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe stated that “the College is delighted to host pupils and teachers who are from about 26 schools which is very impressive”. He indicated that one of the priorities of the College was to advance the course of attaining excellent academic performance in schools. In this regard, he mentioned that his outfit has plans to establish research and surveillance sites in some communities including the Ga-Adangbe area to track educational performances and their indicators.

Prof. Codjoe stated that the fair was a means of introducing pupils to the causes and consequences of climate change as well as practices that could be adopted to mitigate its effect on our environment. Additionally, the Provost used the occasion to thank the Members of Parliament, their aides and the Planning Committee for the various roles played in ensuring the success of the programme.

Dr. Yaw Atiglo delivering his presentation

Subsequently, Dr. Yaw Atiglo of the Regional Institute of Population Studies (RIPS) who facilitated the session gave a presentation on the topic “Let’s Talk About Climate Change.” He gave an overview of climate change, its causes and effects in our communities. Furthermore, he actively engaged pupils in explaining how the activities of people cause global warming and what could be done to curb this menace. He also delved into the difference between weather and climate and its types.

A session of the audience at the seminar

Dr. Atiglo informed the audience that the University of Ghana had rolled out several interventions in communities such as James Town and Agbogbloshie to combat climate change, improve sanitation and provide employment opportunities for these indigenes. To climax his presentation, he mentioned that climate change affects all people as such there is a need to work together to alleviate its effects on our lives.

A student answering a question at the seminar


After the presentation, the audience also contributed to the topic while asking questions to gain clarification on the subject matter.

Mr. Joseph Oduro Nkansah delivering his closing remarks

In his closing remarks, Mr. Joseph Oduro Nkansah, College Secretary of the College noted that the fair was an opportunity for the pupils and their teachers to learn about the effect of climate change and engage in activities that would be beneficial to their environment. Also, he mentioned that the fair was an avenue for the pupils to be exposed to the University of Ghana, to be motivated and strive to achieve academic excellence and gain admission to the University in future.

Consequently, the team was taken on a tour of the University of Ghana campus and its facilities.

The educational fair was also attended by faculty which included Prof. Harry Akussah, Dr. Karim Awudu, Dr. Clement Adamba, Dr. Paul Butakor and Prof. Samuel Amponsah, Head of the Department of Distance Education. Also present were other faculty members and staff of the College.

A group picture of participants at the seminar