It gives me immense pleasure to welcome our new students and returning members of the G.C. Foster College community for the academic year. We are excited about the college’s prospects for the upcoming year.
Education is not merely an acquirement of facts but also of values which help us improve the different facets of mankind. It ensures that we leave the world a better place than we found it. I would exhort students to be always modest, humble and disciplined while being ready to take on the rigors of day to day life. I laud the relentless efforts of our lecturers for giving their best in bringing out the best in each student.
The aim of our institution is to educate the student to think and not what to think. In the words of Dalai Lama, “when educating the minds of our youths, we must not forget to educate their hearts”.
As new students at G.C. foster College, you are going to have questions. Our mission and vision for the institution is designed around you, helping to uncover the answers to the questions you have, and providing you with information about campus resources, programmes and services.
We live in an era where Facebook, Instagram, snapchat, twitter, WhatsApp can help in increasing knowledge, solving problems and overall assist in the communication process.
‘Students’ you have entered an institution that has a reputation of producing not only excellent coaches, but excellent P.E. Teachers, Massage Therapist, Fitness Trainers and world class athletes.
Students you are privilege to join us at a time when higher education is undergoing rapid and dramatic transformation. In order for us to maintain the great reputation of this noble institution, we have basic rules that governs this College.
- The use of civilized language
- We do not tolerate academic dishonesty, fighting, stealing, sexual harassment
- I implore all students to read the Handbook that governs the rules of the institution.
The philosopher Alfred North Whitehead once said that, “The art of progress is to preserve order, amid change, and to preserve change amid order”. That will be your task, to preserve what G.C. Foster has been and has stood for since 1980.
It is my great honour to welcome you all, hoping that you will make a positive contribution to this honorable institution, G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport.
Thank you very much.
Principal Maurice Wilson