Information and Communication Technology Education

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), established in 2008 as an academic department in the University of Education, Winneba (UEW). The Department is now separated with the following divisions: Academic and Technical units respectively. It has a staff strength of eleven(11) faculty members, one (1) system analyst, two (2) instructional facilitators, and five (5) technical support staff.

Until September 2008 it operated as a Unit that was responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating ICT programmes and projects of the University. As a service Unit then, it provided ICT services: installation of equipment and software, troubleshooting ICT resources, managing the University Wide Area and Local Area Networks, teaching of the Core ICT courses for undergraduates (GPD113 Introduction to ICT) and graduates (EDI502 Introduction to Information Technology in Education), and assisting the University Management in ICT-related procurement, contract and recruitment decisions. As it assumes an academic departmental status, however, its added responsibilities include the setting up of a BSc (ICT Education) and MPhil (ICT Education) Programmes, provision of technology professional development workshops and training, and of just-in-time technical support for academics and administrative support staff.