He said education worldwide was going through a new phase hinged on technology and critical thinking beyond just textbooks.
Dr. Dzakadzie gave the advice at this year’s graduation ceremony of the Agogo Presbyterian Women’s College of Education (APWCE) at Agogo last Friday.
A total of 363 students graduated from the college out of which 146 were awarded bachelor’s degrees in primary education and 217 with bachelor’s degrees in junior high school education.
Dr Dzakadzie said the new era calls for realignment and serious adjustment in the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge. He called on the graduates to pursue academic excellence through discipline.
The Director of Tertiary Education urged them to be humble, innovative, disciplined and to work hard, saying “The world requires these qualities at all levels of engagements.”
He implored them to make effective use of the knowledge and skills acquired so they could navigate life with ease and bring about the change the world had been yearning for.
Dr Dzakadzie assured colleges of education of the government’s continual funding support to expand infrastructure to meet international standards.
The Principal of APWCE, Rev. Dr. Mrs Grace Sintim Adasi, congratulated students as well as parents and guardians for their dedication and sacrifice in churning out the graduates.
She urged graduates to be the catalyst of change, advocate for equitable access to quality education and be a voice for those whose voices have been marginalised.
Rev Dr Mrs Adasi charged them to be committed and determined to face any challenge with confidence and aspire for greater heights.
She said although there have been works done in the college to improve teaching and learning a lot more needed to be done.
The principal pleaded with the government and stakeholders to assist tile the school’s roads, building hostels, science and ICT labs, and library, purchase of a standby generator and a school bus.
Also, following the fact that a portion of the school’s land has been encroached on, she appealed for help to fence the facility.
A representative from the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Rev. Prof Seth Asare Danso, emphasised the need for graduates to be disciplined anywhere they find themselves and enforce discipline wherever they go.
He urged them to add value to their training in order to be competitive in the job market.