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UEW School of Graduate Studies Determined to Churn out World-class Students

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Published: Fri, 06/03/2022 - 12:49

The Dean, School of Graduate Studies (SGS), University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Prof. Samuel Asiedu-Addo, has stated that the SGS is committed to producing world-class students who can compete with graduate students anywhere around the globe.    

He asserted that because universities are measured by the quality of research students and academic scholars produced, as well as the performance of graduate programmes, the SGS had reviewed its thesis marking scheme and incorporated modernised mechanisms to improve the research output of UEW graduate students.

The Dean made these revelations at the Registrar’s Conference Room, North Campus, on Friday, 27th May, 2022, during an interaction with Deans, Heads of Departments (HoDs), and Graduate Coordinators of Winneba campus, on steps taken by the SGS to augment postgraduate programmes in the University.

A cross-section of Deans, HoDs and Graduate Coordinators
A cross-section of Deans, HoDs and Graduate Coordinators

“It’s about time we migrated many undergraduate programmes to postgraduate programmes. We have to begin to do new things because everybody has a responsibility; the Graduate Coordinator, HoDs, and Deans. You're all Vice-Chancellors in your small corner, so take responsibility,” he said.  

Concerning supervision, the Dean of SGS urged supervisors to constantly interact with supervisees to appreciate their challenges and mistakes so that they can help them to effect the necessary corrections to improve the quality of research output.   

The Vice-Dean of SGS, Dr. Akwasi Amoako Gyampah, disclosed the SGS’ intention to introduce postgraduate research capacity development and training workshop series for every academic year.

Dr. Akwasi Amoako Gyampah
Dr. Akwasi Amoako Gyampah

"We aim to focus on hands-on training programmes in the form of a series of workshops that target what we consider to be the problem areas we've identified. The idea is to complement the efforts of departments and faculties and to target very specific issues where we think we can intervene to improve the research skills of the students and to help them hone their research capabilities," he affirmed.

A cross-section of participants

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