HR Orients 2021 Retirees

The Division of Human Resource (HR), University of Education, Winneba (UEW), in collaboration with the Retirees’ Send-Off Planning Committee, has organised a two-day intensive training workshop for Senior Members, Senior and Junior Staff, who will be retiring from active service in September 2021.  

The workshop, which was held from Tuesday, 15th to Wednesday, 16th June, 2021, at the Registrar’s Conference Room, North Campus, Winneba, was aimed at orienting retirees on the benefits of retirement and to prepare them well for their retirement. 

The two-day workshop saw participants taken through several thought-provoking topics such as; “Investment of Income after Retirement, Coping with Health Challenges after Retirement, Preparing for the Unknown, Knowing your Benefits in Retirement and Calculation of Ghana Universities Superannuation Scheme (GUSSS), SSNIT, Ex-gratia and Tier 2 Pension Scheme”.

Surv. Paul Osei-Barima Esq.

In his opening remarks, the Registrar, Surv. Paul Osei-Barima Esq., who chaired the programme, commended participants for their hard work, commitment and dedication to work as well as their immense contributions towards the successful growth of the University.

“Any civil or public servant who worked with the public service for 10, 20 or more years and is retiring or has retired is a blessing to the nation and the family, because looking at the challenges and temptations involved in their work, it takes but only the grace of God to successfully sailed through”, he indicated.

Surv. Osei-Barima Esq. urged participants to be prepared to lay down their tools with open-mindedness and live their lives peacefully with others rather than see their retirement as a curse. They should instead see their retirement as a blessing and an exemplary trial for their family, children and younger colleagues.

The resource persons who engaged participants at the workshop were the Director of Health Services, UEW, Dr. (Mrs.) Beth Offei-Awuku, who addressed the participants on “Coping with Health Challenges after Retirement”; Employee Relations Officer, Ms. Patricia Kaitoo, who represented the Deputy Registrar, HR, Mrs. Deborah Afful, to address participants on “Knowing your Benefits in Retirement". 

The Head of Payroll, Mr. Kwame Appiah Hayford and Schedule Officer for GUSSS, Mr. Jerry Michaels, delivered a presentation on behalf of the Finance Officer, Mr. Francis Obeng, on “Investment of Income after Retirement and Calculation of GUSSS, SSNIT, Ex-gratia and Tier 2 Pension Scheme” while the Dean of Graduate Studies, Prof. George Kankam, gave insight on “Preparing for the Unknown”.

Resource persons (from top left); Dr. (Mrs.) Beth Offei-Awuku, Prof. Stephen Antwi-Danso, Mr. Kwame Appiah Hayford, Prof. George Kankam, Ms. Patricia Kaitoo and Mr. Jerry Michaels

The Vice-Dean, Faculty of Educational Studies, Prof. Stephen Antwi-Danso, represented Prof. George Kankam on the second day. 

Delivering the closing remarks on behalf of the Registrar of UEW, the Deputy Registrar, Division of Operations and Chairman of the Retirees’ Send-Off Planning Committee, Mr. Alexander Essah, wished all the retirees a fruitful and successful retirement. He advised them to take the topics treated seriously during their retirement.

Mr. Alexander Essah in his closing remarks

Other HR staff who were present for the two-day workshop were the Deputy Registrar, HR, Mrs. Deborah Afful; Senior Assistant Registrar in charge of Junior and Senior Staff, Mr. Charles Denkyi; Junior Assistant Registrar in charge of HR ITS and Moderator for the workshop, Mr. Isaac Darkoh and Senior Administrative Assistant, Ms. Christiana Otabil. Dr. Isaac Brako, Mrs. Ekua Abedi-Boafo and Mrs. Mary Afful,  Members of the Retirees’ Send-off Planning Committee, were also present.