“Be Creative to Generate your own Opportunities” – Prof. E. N. Abakah
The Chairman of the Governing Council of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Prof. Emmanuel Nicholas Abakah has charged graduands of the 22nd Congregation (2nd Session) to be creative enough to generate their own opportunities.
He said it was imposed upon them to rightly apply the knowledge and skills they had received in UEW to honestly exploit the existing opportunities to their benefit. He however cautioned that it would be a monumental catastrophe of scandalous proportion, should any graduand fold his or her arms mistakenly, thinking that opportunities would come at their bedroom by design.
The Chairman of the Governing Council disclosed this in his welcome address during the 2nd Session of the 22nd Congregation held at the Jophus Anamuah-Mensah Conference Centre, North Campus, Winneba from Friday, 20th to Saturday 21st April, 2018.
Prof. Abakah urged the graduands to go out there highly self-motivated and contribute their quota to the high-quality developmental agenda of our dear country. He said “as alumni of this great institution, I encourage you to make your alma mater proud by being its respectable ambassadors and also the good teacher that it has trained you to be”.
“I, respectfully, advise you to make positive and indelible impacts wherever you may find yourselves always remembering to trust in the Lord God Almighty who gives strength and wisdom. I believe you can make it because you have the God-given talents and besides, the UEW has prepared you adequately to put your talents into honest and cost-effective use.” He said.
He revealed that “the University Governing Council at its emergency meeting on Thursday, 22nd February, 2018, deemed it expedient and to, as a matter of urgency, appoint Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni, as the Acting Vice-Chancellor, until either the restrained substantive Vice-Chancellor is reinstated or a new Vice-Chancellor is appointed”.
He said the appointment of Rev. Fr. Prof. Afful-Broni became inevitable due to a court action served on the University by six indicted officers of the University seeking, among other things, an injunction on the election of a new Pro-Vice-Chancellor.
“It became obvious that if not properly addressed, the emergent events were unquestionably going to pose serious challenges to the smooth running of the University. The Governing Council, therefore, deemed it absolutely necessary to appoint an Acting Vice-Chancellor not only to avert the then looming administrative gaps but also to ensure smooth and effective management and administration processes in the University.” He indicated.
Prof. Abakah underscored that the Council’s unwavering determination to cleanse and sanitise the UEW was waxing stronger even in the midst of the recent needless legal tussles. He assured all stakeholders that the Governing Council would do everything within its powers, even as it shall not spare the minutest hint of effort to ensure that no segment of the University’s operations was jeopardized in any way during that critical period.