Women Commissioners Organise Gender Life Programme at COLTEK

Students at the College of Technology Education, Kumasi (COLTEK) of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) have been advised to be presentable and distinct to reflect their status as educational luminaries, and put up dignified life as expected of them.

This advise was given by the guest speaker, a popular radio and TV hostess, marriage counsellor, and actress, Mrs. Nana Hayford Domfeh, whiles addressing students at an event organised at COLTEK by three women commissioners to welcome fresh and continuing students to campus. The women commissioners were from the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), Ms. Aida Stephanie Hagan Cherry, the Executive Students Association, (ESA), Ms. Winifred Enam Quarshie, and the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG), Mrs. Vestal Esi Tay.

Speaking on the topic "Gender Life on Campus", Mrs. Domfeh bemoaned the spate of leaked sex tapes and nude pictures of women on social media with a call on students to improve their moral lives. She said "Gender Life" was about living one's life distinctively to reflect a high sense of morality, dignity, and respect for humanity, especially for the opposite sex.

The Coordinator for the Centre for Teacher Education and Research (CETDAR), Dr. Kofi Yeboah Asiamah, who chaired the function on behalf of the Principal of the College called on students to take the discussions seriously to complement the investments made by their parents and relatives.

Other speakers included the Senior Assistant Registrar, Academic Affairs, Mr. Charles Campion and Mr. Emmanuel Asuman from the National Aids Commission. Mr. Campion admonished students to manage their finances effectively to be successful in life. Mr. Asuman, on the other hand, reiterated the dangers of HIV and AIDS and stressed on the need for students to protect themselves against the disease. The programme, which was telecast live on Kessben TV, was patronised by both staff and students and was very successful.