16 International Students Undergo Orientation

The Office of Dean of Student Affairs in collaboration with the Centre for International Programmes (CIP) has organised a day’s orientation for 16 International students. Four  from Europa University Flensburg, Germany; Nine from Oslo Metropolitan University College, Norway; and three from University College Copenhagen, Denmark.

The orientation, held at the Institute for Distance and e-learning (IDeL) Conference Room, North Campus, Winneba was to equip the students with the necessary information to help in their stay in Ghana.

The Vice-Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Christiana Hammond welcomed the students on behalf of the University Management. She pledged to offer the students the needed assistance any time they encounter challenges. She charged them to make good use of the opportunity to learn new things since they have left home, family and friends to be in the University of Education, Winneba (UEW).

Vice-Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Christiana Hammond ​(third from left) with the students in a group photograph

The Senior Assistant Registrar, CIP, Mr. Andy Agordah gave a presentation on UEW at a Glance, showcasing the University with all the Faculties, Campuses and Offices as well as recreational centres of the University.

Assistant Director, Ghana Immigration Service, Winneba Branch, Joe Daah enlightened the students on Immigration Issues such as how to get Extension, Entry Visa, and Student Permit so that they do not flaw the immigration laws.

Assistant Security Officer (ASO), Security Services, UEW, Ms. Angelina Asieduaa Siaw, who presented on behalf of the Director, Security Services, advised them to be aware of their surroundings, walk in pairs at night and desist from walking alone in obscure places especially when it is dark.

The Director, Health Services, UEW, Dr. Beth Offei-Awuku encouraged the students to visit the hospital from time to time to do medical check-ups, exercise regularly and maintain good hygiene on their bodies and environs.

On Catering: Food and Eating places, the Coordinator, Food Production Unit (FPU), Ms. Adwoa Nyantakyiwaa Amoah cautioned them to be selective about eating places to avoid allergies. She took them through some of the Ghanaian dishes and encouraged them to try some of them and to also eat food from the Food Production Unit since the Unit which places much importance on eating healthy foods.

The University Librarian, Mr. Viscount Buer took them through the various library centres of the University as well as the times they are opened, ways to access library materials, and the need to regularly visit the school library.

On sporting activities like volley ball, tennis, football amongst others, the Chairman, Amalgamated Sports Clubs, Dr. Kwame Kyere Diabour encouraged them to take part in some of the activities to regulate their bodies well for studies and growth.

A Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Education, Mrs. Christiana Ammah ended the presentations with cultural shocks that occurs when one moves from his or her home country to another. She encouraged them to try to adapt to the weather conditions of Ghana so that their aims of coming to UEW would be accomplished.

The students expressed joy and delight to be in Ghana particularly UEW. They promised to comply with the rules and regulations governing their stay in the University. Also present was Senior Assistant Registrar, Student Affairs, Mr. Israel Fugar.

Mr. Andy Agordah presenting on UEW at a Glance

The international students during the orientation