The Centre for International Programmes (CIP) in collaboration with Student Affairs of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has organized an Intensive Pre-Orientation Programme (IPOP) for students from the University College Capital of Copenhagen, Denmark on Teaching Practice at University of Education, Winneba.  

The orientation was held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the Registrar’s Conference Room, North Campus at Winneba. 

Welcoming the foreign students, the Vice-Dean of Student Affairs, Mr. Ignatius Obeng, encouraged them to feel at home in the friendly environment of Ghana. He said that the objective of the programme was to enhance and equip the students with necessary information to help them in their stay in Ghana. 

The Head of Department, Immigration and Citizenship Service in the Effutu Municipality, ASI Joana Agbeti, took them through Immigration processes and the laws that mandate these processes. Some of these processes are the Emergency Entry Visa, Student Permit and Extension.

The Head of Security, UEW, Mr. Samuel Kwadjo Okai took the students through some measures to keep them safe during their stay in Ghana and in the University. He advised them not to use obscured places on campus to avoid being robbed or attacked by bad people.

Speaking on Healthy Living, an Administrator at the University Clinic, Mr. Nai Doku also enlightened them on how to live a healthy life during their stay in Ghana. He advised them to exercise to keep themselves fit and also cautioned them about their diet.

Taking her turn, the Head of Department, Home Economics Education, UEW, Ms. Theresa Alexandra Amu, also introduced them to various Ghanaian dishes, how they are prepared, ingredients used to prepare them and how they are eaten.

She told them to avoid junk foods and never skip their breakfast. Additionally, she cautioned them to be careful about where they buy their food and encouraged them to take in more fruits, vegetables and water due to the current weather condition in Ghana.