1st Convocation Meeting for 2018/19 Academic year held
The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) on Wednesday, 26th September, 2018 held its first Convocation meeting for the 2018/19 academic year at Jophus Anamuah-Mensah Conference Centre, North Campus, Winneba.
The meeting, happened to be the first after the Investiture and Induction of the fourth Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni and provided him with the opportunity to present his vision statement to Members of Convocation as part of his report on the state of the University.
Vice-Chancellor (second from left), Ag. Pro Vice-Chancellor (left), Registrar ( standing next to the Vice-Chancellor) and Ag. Finance Officer
In his Report, Rev. Fr. Prof. Afful-Broni stated that he would be grounded in the integration of computer technology across the curriculum of higher education. He therefore, stressed that his administration would ensure the incorporation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into teaching, learning and research.
Outlining his strategic corporate social responsibility as the fourth Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Afful-Broni reiterated his administration’s focus on engaging landlords at the four campuses in transparent governance structures and identification of research-driven social responsibilities for all.
He also disclosed Management’s willingness to work with the ICT team to use the power of the internet to reach thousands of the University’s on-campus, Sandwich, Weekend, Evening and Distance students using online learning management system where learning could take place using 21st century smart devices.
The Vice-Chancellor implored Members of Convocation to help transform the technologies in the hand of students for academic gains by availing themselves to continuous technology professional development trainings at their disposal. He also urged them to train not just minds but to train hearts and hands.
Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Afful-Broni
“I do not want us to train people who are only smart but people who are kind, sensitive, disciplined and moral. We need to make UEW more visible by populating the library repository with quality research.” He said.
Rev. Fr. Prof. Afful-Broni hinted that he would pursue that agenda by adopting strategic recruitment of in-coming lecturers and administrators with requisite research-based knowledge for competitive advantage.
“Existing Faculties will be supported to upgrade their knowledge in research and mentorship by forming Professors’ Club, complete the building of Postgraduate Students’ Lounge, and expansion in Graduate Students’ admission.” He said.
Eventually, Rev. Fr. Prof. Afful-Broni entreated colleagues and Members of Convocation to support immensely in the realisation of those core strategic ideals during his tenure as the fourth Vice-Chancellor.
Some convocation members present
The Registrar, Surv. Paul Osei-Barima Esq. who was the Moderator for the meeting in the Purpose of the Gathering described Convocation meeting as the Parliament of the University. He added that the gathering gives them the platform to express thoughts, elect, praise, suggest and make constructive criticisms for the development of UEW.
The Ag. Finance Officer, Mr. Bruno B. B. Chirani, presented on the current state of the University’s superannuation.
Members made very dispassionate deliberations and recommendations on emerging issues from the presentations for the advancement of the University.
In all, there were 295 Members of Convocation from Winneba and Ajumako campuses at the meeting. These included the Ag. Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. James Kagya-Agyemang; University Librarian, Mr. Viscount B. Buer; Principals of Colleges; Professors; Deans, Directors, Heads of Departments and other Members of Convocation.
Another meeting is scheduled to be held at the College of Technology Education, Kumasi for Members of Convocation in Kumasi and Asante-Mampong campuses.