4th International Multi-disciplinary Conference for Postgraduate Students held

The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) Chapter of the Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG) has held its fourth International Multi-disciplinary Conference at the School of Creative Arts Conference Room, Central Campus, Winneba.

The programme, initiated four years ago by the then GRASAG-UEW President, Mr. Samuel Ofori Danquah, is intended to offer graduate students the opportunity to meet with institutional heads, think tanks, civil society groups and other colleagues in the field of academia to interact, critique, probe policies and decisions of policy makers as well as make meaningful contribution for the development of Ghana and the world at large.   

The programme, organised under the auspices of the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and the Institute for Educational Research and Innovation Studies (IERIS), was held under the theme “Educating the Twenty-First Century Graduate”. The Deputy Minister of Education, Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, who was the Guest of Honour, delivered the keynote address. Speaking on the theme, the Deputy Minister of Education highlighted and expounded on the timely intervention and implementation of major government policies such as Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL), Free Senior High School, Double Track System, among others, to enable every Ghanaian, whether rich or poor, access quality education.   

Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni in a handshake with the Deputy Minister of Education, Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum

The conference was chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, UEW, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni. In his message, he noted that UEW is one of the universities consistently ranked among the top three in Ghana, both in general academic terms and in terms of its strong variety of specific teacher professional programmes and other important disciplines. “As a fast growing University, UEW offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and contributes at both national and international levels through related research and community service,” he emphasised.

 GRASAG-UEW President, Mr. Godwin Kusi Danquah

The President, GRASAG-UEW, Mr. Godwin Kusi Danquah stressed, in his welcome address, that the future of every country depended on its investment in education. He opined that, “indeed, education is the passport to the future and tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. Any country that prioritises education makes a good investment into its future.” Mr. Danquah therefore, called for a concerted support towards the realisation of proper education policies by the ruling government.

Guest Speaker, Prof. Jophus Anamuah-Mensah

The first Vice-Chancellor of UEW, Prof. Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, who was the Guest Speaker made the lead presentation. He indicated the need to instill in new teachers the nation’s core values of honesty, integrity, creativity and responsible citizenship to achieve inclusive equitable high quality education for all.   

There were goodwill messages by the GRASAG National President, Iris Kwafo Mensah and other Local Presidents of the association. Also, portraits and citations were presented to all the speakers and former GRASAG-UEW Presidents.  

Attendees at the Conference