FSE Launches UEW Chapter of Ghana Science Association

The Faculty of Science Education (FSE) on Tuesday, 16th August, 2022, inaugurated the University of Education, Winneba Chapter of the Ghana Science Association (UEW-GSA) at South Campus, UEW. 

The GSA, since its establishment, has been helping to promote the carrier development of scientists at universities and research institutes in Ghana and beyond. With the exception of UEW up until this point, it had branches at all of the universities in Ghana.    

Prof. John K. Eminah, Chairman for the ceremony, expressed delight that UEW finally had its own branch to avoid the hassle of travelling to the University of Cape Coast (UCC) for gatherings, activities, and conferences.

Faculty members and the newly elected executives after the ceremony

"Initially, we were affiliated to the University of Cape Coast (UCC), but now the stress of going to UCC will be no more. I believe after this inauguration; we won't be travelling to UCC for association-related fundamental business," he said. 

Prof. Eminah advised the UEW Branch executives and members to participate in all GSA activities and offer the organisation their very best efforts.  

"Do your best to take an active part in the association’s activities, because ideas are always fertilised by what you bring out. Note also that, as scientists, you need to exhibit peculiar traits such as persistence, ingenuity, patience, and hard work," he admonished. 

Speakers at the inauguration included (top L-R);  Prof. John K. Eminah, Prof. Adinortey, Mr. Forson Dzoto, and Dr. Opoku Yeboah 

The President of UCC-GSA, Prof. Michael Adinortey, thanked faculty members for their immense contributions toward the inauguration of the UEW Branch. 

He underscored the need to give much more attention to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). “STEAM is the backbone of advancement and development of a nation. It is with efficient and effective STEAM education that Ghana’s economy will grow to match the new trends and innovations all over the world.” 

Prof. Adinortey urged colleague scientists to continue doing a lot more to engage and enlighten society on STEAM to make them appreciate that science is life. 

Some invited guests during the event at the south campus

The Head of GSA National Secretariat and Scientific Coordinator, Mr. Forson Dzotor, who represented the National President of GSA, gave a brief history of GSA and its achievements. “Our peer-reviewed journal, the journal of GSA is doing well and has an ISSN number, now published online and listed on Scopus.” 

The newly elected executives of UEW-GSA comprise Dr. Kwaku Opoku Yeboah (President), Dr. Felicity Bentsi-Enchill (Treasurer), and Dr. Prince Owusu (Secretary). 

In his acceptance speech, Dr. Kwaku Opoku Yeboah, expressed profound gratitude to the national executives and the entire membership of the association for the opportunity and confidence reposed in them to serve the UEW Branch. He assured members present of putting their best feet forward to ensure that the new branch lives up to expectation. 

Also present at the inauguration ceremony were the Dean of FSE, Prof. Victor Antwi; Ag. Head of Department, Physics Education, Dr. Arkoful Sam; Lecturer at FSE, Dr. Desmond Appiah; Treasurer of UCC-GSA, Dr. (Mrs) Alimatu Saadia Yussif; Secretary of UCC-GSA, Dr. Peter Osei-Wusu Adueming; staff at GSA National Secretariat, Mr. William Akoto Danso and Mr. Benjamin Antwi.