SEVENTY students have passed out from the Kwaso Rural Development College in the Ejisu-Juaben municipality, with a call on them to help change the face of development in rural communities.
At the 26th graduation ceremony of the college at Kwaso, the Director of the institution, Mr J.K. Bonye, said the rural population needed support from people such as the graduates who knew rural development better.
He stated that former graduates of the college had excelled in their various fields of endeavour and expectations were that the current ones would follow suit.
“You should inspire confidence in rural people and provide leadership that will transform their mindset and make them believe in themselves,” he said.
The college was established in 1983 by the Department of Community Development to train its staff but, with time, it became necessary to open it to the public due to the interest they showed in its programmes.
Mr Bonye said since human resource development was crucial to the transformation of the lives of rural dwellers, the college would continue to play a significant role in the development of human capital.
The director said in spite of the modest developments, the college faced some challenges that called for serious attention.
He mentioned some of them as electricity supply, poor state of the road leading to the school and lack of a library and appealed to the Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Assembly to help recondition the road leading to the school to avoid any disaster on it.
Mr Bonye also appealed to the government to help in the provision of other infrastructure for the institution.
A citizen of Kwaso, Wing Commander J. Addo (retd), who chaired the function, commended the authorities of the college for working hard to improve standards of teaching and learning there.