279 UEW Students Awarded Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for 2018/2019 Academic year

A total of 279 students at the four Campuses of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) have benefited from the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship Fund (VCSF) for brilliant but needy students for the 2018/2019 academic year. 

At a short ceremony to present the grants to beneficiaries at Winneba, the Chairman of the Scholarship Committee and Director, Institute for Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development (ITECPD), Prof. Dominic Danso Mensah admonished beneficiaries to be meticulous with their studies in order to maintain their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.50 or better to continue to benefit from the University.   

Prof. Dominic Danso Mensah speaking to the beneficiaries

The beneficiaries in Kumasi, Asante-Mampong and Ajumako campuses were presented at similar ceremonies organised on the campuses on 25th – 26th, 27th September, and 4th October, 2019 respectively. In all, 81 students received the award at the three aforementioned campuses while the remaining 198 awardees were presented in Winneba and the Institute for Distance and e-Learning (IDeL).

Among the University Staff present at the Winneba session were the Head, Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sports (HPERS), Prof. Henry A. Pufaa; Deputy Registrar, Office of the Registrar, Mrs. Hagar Bampah-Addo; Senior Assistant Registrar, Registrar’s Office, Mrs. Dorothy Oppong Frimpong; and Member of the Committee, Mr. Eric Afutu.

Some of the beneficiaries receiving their award letters

The Scholarship Scheme was launched three years ago to provide financial support to students of the University from low-income backgrounds to create an opportunity for them to have access to quality higher education. The beneficiaries received an amount of GH₵ 1,000.00 each from the University.

The scholarship is opened to all students of UEW but candidates must show proof of academic excellence and also indicate clearly that they are in financial difficulties to qualify for the grant. Moreover, in order for awardees not to relent in their studies once they win the award, the scholarship has been designed such that they would have to show proof of consistent academic excellence every year in order for the scholarship to be renewed.

Students from the Winneba Campus who benefited from the VCSF for the 2018/2019 academic year