UEW Continues to Excel in Providing Quality Education – Council Chair

The Chairman of the Governing Council, University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Nana Ofori Ansah I, has said that UEW has continued to excel in providing quality education in Ghana and beyond to fulfil its role as a Centre of Excellence for Teacher Education.  

He stated that the University recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ghana Armed Forces to establish a Study Centre at the Ghana Military Academy and Training School, Accra-Teshie, to train military officers for their professional and personal growth.

Some of the fresh graduates celebrating their victory after the conferment of their degrees

The Council Chairman of UEW was speaking at the first session of the 26th Congregation ceremony of the University taking place at the Jophus Anamuah-Mensah Conference Centre, North Campus, Winneba from Wednesday, 15th to Saturday, 18th December, 2021.  

“UEW is expected to design and provide market-driven contemporary security-conscious programmes to arm security officers in the country and help fortify the nation’s security services.

An aerial shot of the Jophus Anamuah Mensah Conference Centre during the 26th Congregation

“Quite recently, UEW hosted the opening ceremony of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliamentary Summit, with His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo in attendance. The high-level ECOWAS Parliamentary Interactive Summit and the 2021 Second Extraordinary Session of the sub-regional body were convened outside the major cities of member countries for the first time,” Nana Ofori Ansah I also disclosed.   

The Governing Council Chair thanked the Government through the Ministries of Education and Finance, for their steadfast support to the University in terms of financial clearance. He, however, appealed to Government to assist in resolving the University’s accommodation challenges.

Management of the University and some dignitaries in a group picture after the ceremony

“The University has for some time now been unable to accommodate a large number of its students and staff. Unfortunately, some landlords in Winneba and its environs are charging exorbitant rates for accommodation, and in several places, the conditions and environment of the houses are not the best for the students and learning,” he stated.

Nana Ofori Ansah I hinted that UEW embarked on a few hostel accommodation projects which have stalled due to a funding gap. “These hostel facilities are at various stages of completion and will require the government’s assistance in completing them. Education is a great investment that pays off in time. We, therefore, wish to call on interested estate developers to partner the University in providing decent accommodation for students.”

He commended Management and staff for their hard work and dedication in bringing UEW thus far. “I must also express my gratitude to our students who have persevered and remained focused, disciplined, and peaceful throughout the year, and indeed throughout their academic careers, creating an enabling environment for academic work to go on smoothly.”