Established in September 1992 under PNDC Law 322, the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), embarked on a transformative journey dedicated to advancing education. In May 2004, it achieved a significant milestone with the enactment of the University of Education Act, (2004) Act 672, elevating it to full university status.
UEW's history is marked by the merger of seven diploma-awarding colleges, including the Advanced Teacher Training College, Specialist Training College, and National Academy of Music all in Winneba; the School of Ghana Languages in Ajumako; the College of Special Education in Akwapim-Mampong; the Advanced Technical Training College in Kumasi; and the St. Andrews Agricultural Training College in Asante-Mampong. This consolidation created a diverse and dynamic educational institution.
The enactment of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development Act (2020), Act 1026, in 2020 marked another pivotal moment in UEW's journey, restructuring UEW for the ever-evolving educational landscape.
At the heart of our mission lies a deep commitment to the advancement of teacher education. We are proud to provide higher education and drive the systematic development of both the science and the art of teaching. We aim to nurture the next generation of educators, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and professionalism required to excel in diverse educational settings, from preschool to senior secondary school, and even in non-formal education institutions.
In line with our vision, UEW not only educates but also fosters essential links between our schools and the broader community. We believe in holistic training, where students not only gain knowledge within the classroom but also engage with and enrich the communities in which they live and work. This commitment to community engagement underscores our belief that education is a shared responsibility and that the positive impact of our graduates extends far beyond the confines of our campuses.
Our journey is characterised by the pursuit of excellence, innovation, and a profound commitment to the future of education. The University of Education, Winneba, is not just an institution; it is a force of positive change in the world of education. We invite you to join us in this remarkable journey as we continue to shape the future of education and inspire the leaders, thinkers, and educators of tomorrow.