Basic Education Students Embark on Community Service

Students from the Department of Basic Education, of the Faculty of Education Foundations, University of Cape Coast (UCC) have embarked on a day’s education exhibition to showcase their knowledge and skills acquired in the fields of Basic Education and Early Childhood Education. The annual event, which is mostly held in the second semester of the academic year was heavily patronised by staff and students of the University and members of the Cape Coast community, who walked through the exhibition stands in amazement. In all, 400 Students studying the courses, ‘Creative Art, Music and Drama’, ‘Development of Instructional Materials’ and ‘Play and Integrated Curriculum’, took part in the exhibition. This year’s exhibition showcased over 200 Teaching and Learning Aids made from a variety of materials, Learning Centres set-up designs and art works produced by the students in levels 100, 200 and 300. Speaking at the ceremony, Dr Awo Sarpong, Lecturer and exhibition coordinator said the focus of the exhibition was to offer students the opportunity to showcase acquired knowledge and skills in their respective courses of study. Dr Sarpong said the exhibition also formed part of the Department’s agenda to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the Cape Coast metropolis, through its ‘Cape Coast Basic Schools Development Partnerships programme’ – a community service of the Department, which, in addition to a number of other education support services donates free Teaching Aids to its partner schools and under-privileged schools in Cape Coast. These include: UCC Kindergarten and Primary, Apewosika, Kwaprow and the University Interdenominational Schools, Jacob Wilson Sey school, Imam Khomeini school, and others. All the materials exhibited will be distributed to the respective schools in a ceremony to be held in June.