“Grant us very Handsome Financial Clearance”, UEW Appeals to Government
The Governing Council of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has appealed to government to grant the University “a very handsome financial clearance” so it can augment its teaching and non-teaching staff strength for the effective and efficient delivery of its mandate.
The appeal follows additional responsibility that the government has recently given UEW by affiliating 15 Colleges of Education to the University to mentor and help in their continuous professional and infrastructural development and governance.
Chairman of the Governing Council, Prof. Emmanuel Nicholas Abakah, who made the appeal as part of his address at the Second Session of the 23rd Congregation of UEW at the Kumasi Campus of the University on April 24, 2019, said with much joy and appreciation that the number of colleges given to UEW in affiliation was the highest given to any public University in Ghana.
In his view, such a feat was worth celebrating since it greatly consolidates UEW’s position as the leading institution of higher education with the sole mandate to train competent teachers in the country.
He, therefore, thanked the Ministry of Education (MoE), and for that matter, the Government for its continued support for UEW but added that more responsibility urgently calls for an increase in staff strength.
In that regard, he appealed to Government to consider the increased workload of the University and grant it financial clearance to urgently improve the staff strength of the University.
“We are calling on Government to grant the University a very handsome financial clearance for us to augment our teaching and non-teaching staff strength to position us strongly and help effectively mentor these affiliated institutions,” he said.
The Colleges affiliated to UEW are the Ada College of Education; Akatsi College of Education; Akropong College of Education; Bagabaga College of Education, Tamale; Bia Lamplighter College of Education; Komenda College of Education; Mampong Technical College of Education, Ashanti Mampong and Methodist College of Education, Akim Asene.
The others are NJ Ahmadiya College of Education, Wa; Presby College of Education, Aburi; Presby Women’s College of Education, Agogo; SDA College of Education, Asokore-Koforidua; St. John Bosco College of Education, Navrongo; St. Louis College of Education, Kumasi and Wiawso College of Education, Sefwi Wiawso.
Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni
A total of 396 students graduated from COLTEK and were awarded Diploma in Education and post graduate degrees – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); Master of Philosophy (MPhil); Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Technology (MTech) and Master of Arts (MA).
Forty-eight (48) of the total number of the graduands received post graduate degrees.
Some graduands at the 23rd Congregation
A section of convocation members
Some cultural dancers during a colorful display at the ceremony