UEW Lecturers win Research Grant to Evaluate Teacher Licensure Exams

A team of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) staff has won a competitive research grant to evaluate the Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE). 

The team, composed of academics drawn from the Faculty of Educational Studies, the Institute of Educational Research and Innovation Studies (IERIS) and the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Development (DRID) is led by Professor Samuel Asare Amoah. 

In a briefing session with the Vice-Chancellor, the team explained the competitive nature of the selection process and how it managed to soar above all other competitors to win the grant. 

The Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni, praised the team for making UEW proud. He was excited that his efforts at championing the course to upgrade the Externally Funded Projects Office (EFPO) to the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Development (DRID) is beginning to yield dividends. He expressed confidence in the team and affirmed that the feat is a testament to the calibre of competitive scholars at UEW, who would excel anywhere in the world. 

The research team with the Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni (in white) after the meeting

Explaining the nature of the grant, the Director of DRID, Dr. Edmond Akwasi Agyeman, clarified that the team would be undertaking a nationwide study to evaluate the GTLE against its original purpose, identify emerging challenges, lessons learned and make recommendations for improvement. 

He further indicated that the team would be recruiting 30 UEW graduate students as Research Assistants to support the projects and to enable them to develop and refine their research skills. 

The research team comprises Professor Asare Amoah (Department of Educational Foundations), Dr. Emmanuel Tamanja (IERIS), Dr. Edmond Agyeman (Director, DRID), Dr. Patricia Amos (Head, Department of Counselling Psychology), Dr. Richardson Addai-Mununkum (Head, Department of Educational Foundations), and Dr. Hinneh Kusi (Graduate Programmes Coordinator, Department of Educational Administration and Management).