Registrars' Department Monthly Seminar | Episode 04
The Registrars' Department of the University of Education, Winneba invites members of the University community to its fourth monthly seminar scheduled as follows:
Event Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM
Venue: Seminar Room 3, Students Centre
by: Mr. Erasmus Abeiku Addokoh, Senior Assistant Registrar University Hall, UEW
Challenges of Managing Students Hall of Residence: The Case of the University Hall, University of Education, Winneba
This paper discusses the experiences in Hall administration and management in the University Hall of the University of Education, Winneba. Hall administration covers general student services, Works and Maintenance, Accounts and Stores, Health and Sanitation. Some challenges which constrain work at the hall are counterproductive work behavior of staff; aging staff (particularly among health and sanitation workers), poor attitude of students and student leaders, procurement delays, and inadequate security. In order to mitigate these challenges it was recommended among others that the periodic transfers and job rotation of administrative and support staff of the Halls of Residence be religiously adhered to; adequate sanitary and artisans be employed on a casual basis; Health and Sanitation workers who are above 50 years be given duties which require less physical energy; work inspection checker and weekly maintenance report form be designed to help monitor workers and material usage; artisans be assigned solely to the Halls.
Profile of Mr. Erasmus Abeiku Addokoh
Mr. Erasmus Abeiku Addokoh is a Senior Assistant Registrar at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW). He is currently the Manager of the University Hall of UEW.
Mr. Addokoh had his secondary education at the Swedru School of Business, Agona Swedru and the Presbyterian Boys Secondary School, Legon, Accra. He pursued a Bachelor of Arts Degree programme in Economics at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana and graduated in the year 2000. In the year 2004, he pursued a postgraduate certificate programme at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). He further pursued a two-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) programme at the University of Ghana between 2007 and 2009.
Mr. Addokoh was employed at the University of Education, Winneba as a Senior Administrative Assistant in the year 2002. He has served the University in various capacities. He was the head of the Finance Officer’s secretariat and the Administrator at the Finance Office from July 2018 to February 2021; the Affiliations Officer, at the Division of Academic Affairs from August. 2013 to July 2018; Assistant Registrar, Division of Operations from April 2010-July 2013; Senior Administrative Assistant, Division of Operations, from October 2009 to April 2010; Senior Administrative Assistant, External Funds Office from June 2006 to August 2007; Senior Administrative Assistant, School of Creative Arts, from March to June 2006; Senior Administrative Assistant, Dept. of Mathematics Education, February, 2002to February 2006.
Mr. Addokoh has served on a number of committees some of which are indicated below:
- Secretary, Development Committee; Dec. 2022 to Date
- Member/Secretary,UEWFundRaisingSolicitationCampaignTeam;July,2020-July 2021
- Secretary, ERP Project Implementation Committee, UEW; 2019- Feb. 2021
- Secretary, Academic Planning Committee, UEW; 2013/2014
- Secretary, UEW/Affiliated Institutions Liaison Committee; 2013/2014
- Secretary, Farm Management Committee, UEW; 2010/2011-2013/2014
- Secretary, Transport Management Committee, UEW; 2010/2011-2012/2013
- Africa College (Takoradi Campus)
- Member Rep of DR Operations Health and Sanitation Committee; 2010/2011-2013/2014
- Planning Committee; June 2014.
- Secretary, Committee of Enquiry into the Alleged Illegal Affiliation of Hallmark
- Educational Bureau, Nigeria, Sept. 2013
- Secretary, Internal Communication Committee, UEW March 2012
by: Mr. Benjamin Ofosu-Kusi
Assistant Registrar, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Education
Analysis of 2019 to 2023 Students’ Enrollment in The University of Education, Winneba
This paper analyzed enrollment statistics of applicants and the mode of advertisements used in attracting applicants at University of Education, Winneba from 2019 to 2023. It focused on enrollment reports from the Vice-Chancellors matriculation speeches, statistics from admissions offices, and students’ records office. Thematic content analysis constituted the method of data analysis. Findings revealed a decline in enrollment at the University of Education, Winneba from 2019 to date. It was also found that the University relied on the dailies for its advertisement over the years. It was recommended that management should diversify the reliance on newspapers for advertising to include other social media platforms as well face-to- face enrolment drives. Communication channels through which applicants could get prompt feedback on their applications should be established by management to ensure efficient monitoring of application progress, timely updates and effective collaboration among stakeholders.
Profile of Mr. Benjamin Ofosu-Kusi
Benjamin Ofosu-Kusi is an Assistant Registrar of the University of Education, Winneba. He is currently the Faculty Officer of the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Education.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
Mr. Ofosu-Kusi completed his secondary school education at the Winneba Secondary School in 2000. He continued to pursue a Bachelor of Arts Degree programme in Sociology with Political Science at the University of Ghana, Legon, and graduated in the year 2005. He further offered a Master of Business Administration programme in Project Management at the University of Ghana Legon and graduated the year, 2014. Mr. Benjamin Ofosu-Kusi is a member of the Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA).
After graduating from the University of Ghana, Mr. Benjamin Ofosu Kusi did his national service at the State Insurance Company of Ghana. He then traveled and worked in the United Kingdom for three years in the food and beverages industry. Whiles working in the UK, Mr. Benjamin Ofosu-Kusi developed a strong attitude to work and time consciousness.
Immediately he came back to Ghana, he helped a family friend to manage one of their filling stations as a filling station Manager at Union Oil; it was during that time that he received an appointment to work at the University of Education Winneba as Senior Administrative Assistant in the year 2012. Where he has worked for the past 11 years.
He rose from the position of Senior Administrative Assistant to Principal Administrative Assistant, whiles working in the Admissions Office. He served in the admissions office for ten (10) years. During the years he participated in many enrolment drives throughout the country. In 2020 he was offered an appointment as a Junior Assistant Registrar. He was later confirmed as the Assistant Registrar in 2022.
Mr. Benjamin Ofosu-Kusi has played a key role in undergraduate enrolment, processing of application forms for admission, faculty administration, and general administrative duties at the University. He is currently the Secretary to the Faculty of Foreign Languages Board, the Faculty Appointments and Promotions Committee, and the Faculty Examinations Committee.