UEW Chapter of Senior Staff Association-UoG Inaugurated

The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) Chapter of the Senior Staff Association – Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG) was inaugurated on Friday, 14th February, 2020 at the Jophus Anamuah-Mensah Conference Centre, North Campus, Winneba.

The ceremony, chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni, was held under the theme “UEW in the 21st Century: the role of Senior Staff in moving the University forward”.  

Dignitaries and Members of the Association in a pose after the ceremony

In his remarks, Rev. Fr. Prof. Afful-Broni highlighted the critical role of senior staff in the affairs of the University and reinforced Management’s support for the Unions on various campuses to succeed.  

“This Management will go through thick and thin with you; whatever it takes to ensure that you are happy, we will do it,” the Vice-Chancellor assured.

Rev. Fr. Prof. Afful-Broni (middle), flanked by the Registrar,Surv. Paul Osei-Barima Esq., (right) and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang

Addressing participants on the theme, former Deputy Registrar, Academic Affairs, UEW, Mrs. Christie Okae-Anti stated that for senior staff to contribute towards the progress of UEW, they ought to know their roles and responsibilities, be effective administrators, value professional development and reflect on past experiences.

Former Deputy Registrar, Academic Affairs, UEW, Mrs. Christie Okae-Anti speaking to Members of the Association

The Registrar, Surv. Paul Osei-Barima Esq., who unveiled the logo of the Association, in a brief statement, urged the executives to uphold integrity and be accountable to members.

The Ag. Chairman, SSA-UoG, UEW Chapter, Mr. Isaac Donkoh appealed to Management to consider a slot for SSA-UoG on the Governing Council of the University in order for the Union to have a representative. He encouraged members to support the vision of Management in projecting the image of the UEW.

There were goodwill messages by other Unions and performances by the Department of Music Education, UEW. Citations were also presented to the Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar of UEW.

Also, present were the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang; Finance Officer, Mr. Francis Obeng; University Librarian, Mr. Viscount Buer; National President, SSA-UoG, Mr. Mark Claude Asangba; Deans, Directors, Heads of Department, and staff.

Brief Background

A few years ago, SSA-UoG was known as Federation of Universities Senior Staff Association of Ghana (FUSSAG) but in 2017, the local leadership of five public universities staged a break away from FUSSAG as a result of the national leadership’s failure to deliver on its core mandate.

The new leadership for the UEW Chapter have undertaken major initiatives. Among them were acquisition of 54 hectares of land for members at Gomoa Nyekuadze and the introduction of educational fund policy for members.