Bunso Cocoa College Welcomes 65 New Students in Third Matriculation Ceremony

Bunso – Bunso Cocoa College, in affiliation with the University of Cape Coast (UCC), has conducted its third matriculation ceremony, welcoming 65 new students for a two-year Diploma program in Agronomy and Extension. This event marks a significant step in the college’s mission to provide specialized education in the field of agriculture.

According to Ghana News Agency, the Rector of Bunso Cocoa College, the students were administered the matriculation oath during the ceremony. She emphasized the importance of adhering to the school’s rules and regulations to uphold its vision. Dr. Asamoah highlighted the college’s experienced faculty and academic facilities, which contribute to holistic learning. She encouraged the students to prioritize their studies and make the most of the market-oriented tree crop manpower education offered at the college.

The Rector also stressed the importance of field practical training sessions, which are integral to the students’ program. Recognizing the need to expand access to their programs, she announced that the sale of admission forms for a weekend program, scheduled to start next year, was already underway.

With the increasing number of students, Dr. Asamoah appealed for additional infrastructure, including a new block to accommodate the growing student body, and a 48-seater bus to facilitate field and practical training.

Professor Grace Vanderpuije, representing the Vice Chancellor of UCC, addressed the students, reminding them of their mission at the school. She advised them to be consistently mindful of the institution’s rules and regulations throughout their academic journey.

Established in 1950 to train technical and field staff of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Bunso Cocoa College has evolved over the years. It has now been upgraded to a tertiary institution, accredited by the Ghana Tertiary Education Council, reflecting its expanded role in higher education and agriculture in Ghana.