May 20, 2024

Students learn best when they can see, hear, and experience things first-hand.  Multi-sensory learning is an important part of school life, and school trips answer the requirements of all five senses.

To achieve this in order to enhance the educational experience of its students, the Steering Committee at Wisconsin International University College, Ghana, Kumasi Campus, meticulously embarked on a vibrant edutour to the culturally immersive Bono East region of Ghana.

Spearheaded by the esteemed Chairman of the Steering Committee, Mr. Gordon Beuu, the excursion was designed not only to educate participants about the historical and natural marvels of the region but also to foster social interaction and experiential learning.

The students embarked on a captivating journey of discovery, engrossing themselves in the rich heritage of Bono East by visiting three prominent sites that encapsulate the essence of the region’s cultural diversity.

The edutour to Bono East not only enriched students’ understanding of Ghana’s diverse cultural heritage but also instilled a profound sense of appreciation for the vibrant tapestry of traditions and narratives that define the nation’s rich identity.

The first stop on this enlightening journey was the revered Tano Boase Sacred Groove, where the knowledgeable tour guide, Mr. Ohene, unraveled the mystical history of the sacred site. Students were mesmerized by the tales of the Bono people’s deep-rooted ancestral connections to the land, with histories recounting the legendary encounter of Afiya Ankama with sacred catfish, leading to her transformation into a revered Priestess—a testament to the spiritual significance of the grove in local folklore.

Transitioning to the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, under the guidance of Madam Eunice Charingh Lardi, students were introduced to the sanctuary’s diverse primate inhabitants, including the playful Mona monkeys and the majestic black and white colobus. Madam Lardi emphasised on the sanctuary’s pivotal role in wildlife conservation efforts. She shed light on its profound impact on community education and women’s empowerment initiatives. The symbiotic relationship between humans and wildlife within this sanctuary setting illustrates the importance of environmental stewardship and biodiversity conservation.

The edutour reached its crescendo at the awe-inspiring Kintampo Waterfalls, where the cascading waters provided a picturesque backdrop for relaxation and camaraderie among the students. The serene ambiance of the falls facilitated moments of reflection and unity, fostering a sense of shared experiences and cultural appreciation among the participants.

A lecturer from the School of Communication Studies, Mr Jonathan Tabiri Essel encouraged the student to use the period as an opportunity to also publicise the school to other prospective students.

In his remarks, Prof. Kofi Sraku-Lartey, Vice President of the Kumasi Campus, commended the Steering Committee for their visionary initiative in organizing the edutour and urged students to embrace a spirit of exploration and cultural immersion, fostering a legacy of impactful learning experiences and cultural appreciation.

For detailed information on admissions, academic programs, and campus life, prospective students are invited to visit the university’s official website at www.wiuc-ghana.edu.gh or engage with the welcoming campus communities to embark on a transformative academic journey.

Wisconsin International University College, Ghana has the Accra Campus at Haatso, North Legon and the Kumasi Campus at Feyiase, off the Bosomtwe Lake road.

WIUC-Gh offers courses like, BSc Midwifery, BSc General Nursing and BSc Public Health Nursing. Other courses are: Bachelor of Laws (LLB), B.A. Communication Studies ( Public Relations, Advertising and Journalism studies), Bachelor of Business Studies (Human Resources, Marketing, Accounting and Finance) and BSc Computing and Information Technology.

By: Jonathan Tabiri Essel

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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