Damongo Agricultural College in the Savannah Region has held it’s 23rd graduation ceremony with a call for the college to be upgraded to a university status.
The principal of the college, Alhaji Mohammed Nuhu Adam, made this call when he delivered his speech on 15th December, 2022 for the 2022 graduation ceremony.
The principal called on “prominent sons and daughters, eminent chiefs and honorable politicians to give the college their full support in words and in actions to transform it into a full-fledged tertiary institution by the end of 2023”.
He added that the college is resourced to be upgraded, therefore recounting some of the successes chalked during the 2021/2022 academic year.
“It is refreshing to highlight some achievement of the college during 2021/2022 academic year. Well resourced agriculture mechanisation unit for practical training and commercial services (tractor service and workshop services), Modernized and well resourced ICT, home science and science laboratories, Poultry and livestock units for practical training and commercial purposes, Feed mill for practical training and commercial purposes, Student-managed commercial farms for practical training, Fruit juice processing facilities for practical training and commercial purposes”
The West Gonja Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Karimu Musah Kusubari said his office is ready to support the college in diverse ways for it to be upgraded.
“My doors are forever opened to partnering with you the management of Damongo agric college to help move the college further forward. Do not hesitate to call on me for assistance if need be”.
He also admonished the graduands to let their achievements be a stepping stone for greater height. We live in a competitive world and therefore it is important you continue to add value to yourself else, you might be left behind.
The college graduated 254 students comprising 109 males and 45 females who have successfully pursued their programme of study and merit to be awarded certificates by the institution.
The college also awarded some outstanding performing students of the 2022 academic year. Mr. Akugre Abraham Alenyorige earned the overall best student, Second best performing student went to Mr Yussif Abdul Ghaniyu, the third best performing student went to Mr. Ofori Michael and the best female performing student went to Miss. Suglo Samata
The principal also lamented on some of the challenges the college is facing, saying that land encroachment, lack of critical non-teaching staff, inadequate residential accommodation for staff and students, lack of auditorium for ceremonial gathering and meetings and lectures and failure to upgrade to full-fledged tertiary institution status for degree programme are the challenges of the institution.
He lauded management of the school for maintaining high standards, and dedication to the success of the 2022 graduating class.
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