Avoid Plagiarism - Professor Mawutor Avoke tells matriculants

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, Professor Mawutor Avoke has advised fresh men and women to be focused, resolute, avoid plagiarism and be aware of self-destructive behaviours like smoking, alcohol and drugs, during their stay on campus. He stressed on the need to avoid plagiarism as this could deny them their certificates.

He made those remarks at the 2016/17 matriculation ceremony held for regular students of the University on 28th September, 2016 at the Jophus Anamuah-Conference Center. He noted that matriculation ceremonies mark the formal entry of students into the University System. He said, out of the 12,543 applications which were received, 8,076 applicants made up of 5,639 males representing 69.82% and 2,437 females representing 30.17% gained admission. He indicated that at the close of registration, a total of 5,056 had registered as against 4,173 who had registered during the 2015/16 academic year, marking an increase of 21.15% in this year’s admission rate for undergraduate.

For postgraduate admissions, he said, out of a total of 525 applications received, 308, made up of 191 males representing 62.01% and 117 females representing 37.99% were admitted for the 2016/17 academic year. A total of 221 males representing 62.86% had registered and 82 females representing 37.10% have registered at the close of registration. He also entreated students to be guided by the rules and regulations spelt out in the student handbook. He drew the attention of matriculants to institutional efforts for supporting the underprivileged, marginalised, persons living with disability and persons from less endowed schools through the Student Loan Trust Scheme and Scholarship Opportunities available. He urged faculty to engage in more research by accessing the Research, Innovation and Staff Development Fund (RISDF) of the University.

The Registrar, Dr. C.Y. Akwaa-Mensah, welcomed matriculants to the ceremony and urged them to be responsible members of the University community by being law abiding. The ceremony brought together students from the Faculty of Social Science, School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Communications, School of Creative Arts, Faculty of Science Education and the Faculty of Educational Studies. Present at the ceremony were the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni, The Finance Officer, Dr. Theophilus S. Ackorlie, Deputy Registrar, Academic Affairs, Mrs. Wilhelmina Tete-Mensah, Deans of Faculty and School, Heads of Department, Unit and Section, members of convocation and other staff of UEW. Source: Media Relations Office