April Session Congregation: UEW Graduates 865 Students

The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has graduated a total of 865 students at its April Session Congregation held at the Asante Mampong, Kumasi and Winneba Campuses of the University.

On Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019, a total of 160 students from the Faculties of Agricultural Education and, Science and Environment Education were graduated with various certificates or degrees at Asante Mampong.

A female student at Asante Mampong Campus all smiles as she receives her certificate

This was followed by a total of 396 students who graduated from the Faculties of Technical Education, Education and Communication Sciences, and School of Graduate Studies also  with various certificates and degrees from Kumasi Campus on Wednesday, 24th April, 2019.

A cross-section of convocation members and graduands at the Kumasi Campus

309 students graduated with various certificates and degrees from the Faculty of Foreign Languages Education and the School of Graduate Studies at Winneba Campus on Friday, 26th April, 2019.

Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni 

The Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni called for Government’s intervention in giving UEW more financial clearance to enable the University employ more qualified professionals to help augment its aging and inadequate human resource, especially in teaching.

“We are challenged attracting high caliber lectureship appointments beyond master’s qualifications. A three-year (2016-2018) human resource audit showed that 73% (n = 72) assistant lecturers dominated our recruitments at UEW. Urgent action is therefore needed to achieve the University’s vision to be an internationally reputable institution for teacher education and research,” the Vice-Chancellor said.

 Chairman of the Governing Council, Prof. Emmanuel Nicholas Abakah giving his address

The Chairman of the Governing Council, Prof. Emmanuel Nicholas Abakah remarked that “quite recently fifteen Colleges of Education have been given in affiliation to the University of Education, Winneba in mentorship, continuous professional development, infrastructural development and in governance”.

Prof. Abakah added that the number of colleges given to UEW in affiliation was the highest given to any public University in Ghana. He therefore, urged the institution to continue positioning itself for greater responsibilities and newer strategies in governance for the years ahead.

Minister of State in Charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah addressing attendees

The Minister of State in Charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah challenged graduands to strive to pursue honesty, sincerity, hard work, commitment, determination, dedication and ideals that would make them successful in life and make UEW and Ghana proud as well.  

Prof. Yankah entreated the UEW alumni to play a constructive role in assisting peace making and reconciliation efforts. “Let the alumni avoid the temptation of instigating an inner rebellion, or stoking the flames. Alumni have played a great role in building this University. Let them avoid the temptation of bringing down the great edifice they have built with their own sweat.”

A cross-section of dignitaries who graced the occassion

Prof. Kwesi Yankah flanked by Prof. Afful Broni, Prof. E.N. Abakah and Surv. Paul Osei-Barima Esq.

Students from the Department of Theatre Arts, Winneba Campus entertaining guests in a cultural display