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“My first daughter was my inspiration for going back to school” – Van Vicker

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The veteran actor, Van Vicker, has revealed that his decision to return to school was inspired by his first daughter, J’dyl Vanette Vicker.

The actor, who completed Mfantsipim Boys School, Cape Coast in the 90s could not proceed to the tertiary immediately.

After about 20 years later, the veteran actor returned to school graduating with a First class degree in Communication studies and proceeded to obtain an MA in Communication Studies both from the African University College of Communication. Presently, Van Vicker is pursuing an MPhil degree and an LLB at the University of Education, Winneba and the Wisconsin International University College respectively.

Van Vicker gave an impactful lecture on “Effective Study and Time Management Skills” to the over 150 students, lecturers, and the Head of the Communications Department at the LBC Block 402B of the University of Professional Studies Accra on April 5th, 2023.

He shared his academic journey and some techniques he used to secure his first-class honours with the students. Having received the awards for the Best student in Strategic Communications and the overall best Communications Student from the African University College of Communications, he shared his experiences on how students can effective study in order to come out with flying colours.

He admonished the students to be motivated, dedicated, and committed to their studies and emphasized the importance of finding what motivates and inspires them to learn.

Van Vicker shared that he was disappointed when his mother could not afford to continue his education, but his motivation for going back to school after all these years is his first daughter, and he wanted to set an example for her. He shared his learning techniques with the class, which he calls “STUDY GAPS,” to help students properly manage their time on and off campus and study effectively for good grades.

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Van Vicker urged students to take their studies seriously, attend lectures, and take notes that they can reference and revise later. Speaking to some students after the lecture, they applauded their lecturer, Mr. Daniel Fenyi, for putting on such an impactful lecture. “This was a good initiative from the Sir Daniel, and I have learned a thing or two which I will definitely apply when learning for better results,” said Miss Daniella a level 100 communication student.

Story by:
Percy Hayford,
Daniella Diasy Gyedu- Frimpong
Attakpah Thelma Seli

Level 100 PR students
University of Professional Studies, Accra

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