A Lecturer and two Students make UEW Proud

The image of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) continues to soar as a lecturer wins national and international awards in her area of expertise and research.    

Dr. Mavis Amo-Mensah, who is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Communication and Media Studies, won the PR Academic of the year at the Eighth National PR and Communications Excellence Awards organised by the Institute of Public Relations (IPR), Ghana and 2019 Outstanding Author Contribution award organised by Emerald Publishing.

Dr. Mavis Amo-Mensah presenting the awards to the Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni

In a related development, a level 100 Communication and Media Studies student, Gideon Asumadu Appiah-Agyei was adjudged the National Student Journalist of the year at the 2019 National Students Awards (NSA) organised by Network of Scholars in Africa while the Students’ Representative Council Women’s Commissioner, Hawa Alidu bagged two awards at the 5th Ghana Tertiary Women’s Awards 2020 organised by RAD Communications in partnership with the Ministry of Communications, Ghana. She won the Tertiary Woman Radio Host/Presenter of the year and Most Outstanding Women’s Commissioner of the year awards.

 UEW SRC Women's Commissioner, Hawa Alidu at the 5th Ghana Tertiary Women’s Awards 2020

On Thursday, 5th March, 2020, Dr. Mavis Amo-Mensah and Gideon Appiah-Agyei officially presented their awards to the Management of the University at the Council Chamber, North Campus, Winneba.  

The Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni was pleased by the individual successes of these personalities in elevating the image of the University.  

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang congratulated the awardees for their excellent contributions towards the success of the UEW.

Gideon Asumadu Appiah-Agyei, National Student Journalist of the year in a handshake with the Vice-Chancellor

The Registrar, Surv. Paul Osei-Barima Esq. was overwhelmed by the achievement of the first year student and encouraged him to focus on winning more laurels for himself and the University as a whole. Surv. Osei-Barima Esq. was also proud of lecturers at the Department of Communication and Media Studies for the support and assistance offered the first year student to win an award for the University.  

The Head, Department of Communication and Media Studies, Mr. Kwesi Aggrey recounted the exploits of the Department since its establishment. He thanked Management for the tremendous support to the Department.

Present at the ceremony were the Dean, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Media and Communication, Dr. Christiana Hammond; Dean, Student Affairs, Dr. Ernest Akwasi Amponsah; Head, University Relations Office and Media, Ms. Obaapanin Adu Oforiwaa; Webmaster, Mr. Jojoe Annan; Manager, Radio Windy Bay, Mr. Jones Appiah Kubi and Public Relations Officer, UEW, Mr. Ernest Edu Azutigah.

Profile of the Awardees

Dr. Mavis Amo-Mensah

Mavis Amo-Mensahs a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Education, Winneba. She has a PhD in Public Relations and Communication from Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University, UK. She holds an MPhil in Communication and Media Studies and a Bachelor of Education degree in English, both from the University of Education, Winneba. She also has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), UK. She joined the Institute of Public Relations Ghana in 2007 and she is currently an Accredited member (APR) of the Institute.

At the University of Education, Winneba, she is also the Director, Office for Institutional Advancement (OIA) and the Vice-President of the University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (UEW-Chapter).

Mavis Amo-Mensah, PhD is responsible for Public Relations at the Department of Communication and Media Studies, UEW and teaches three courses in Public Relations: Introduction to Public Relations, Advanced Public Relations and Social Campaign Planning and Management.

She is currently a member of the Interim Management Team, Communication Educators Association of Ghana (CEAG) and chaired the Publicity Committee for the launch/first national conference of the association in June 2019.

Hawa Alidu

Hawa Alidu is a level 300 undergraduate student in the UEW studying Art Education.

She had her high school education at Accra Senior High School after having graduated from faithful Star Academy at Ablekuma, Accra.

She is the Students’ Representative Council/National Union of Ghana Students Women’s Commissioner for the UEW and currently the Verna Miss Peace Ambassador 2019, having served as a course representative for two departmental courses in the University and a protocol prefect in the Senior High School. During her tenure as a prefect in senior high, she gained some experiences and built up her leadership skills and confidence.

She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Lead Youth Empowerment Network (LEYEN), a Non-Governmental Organisation with the mission of inspiring hope in lives through humanitarian activities and transformational impacts. As part of the mission to inspire hope in lives, she has initiated the “She Essence Awards” scheme which seeks to acknowledge and honor hard working and deserving women in the tertiary institutions.  

She is also the host for a campus base programme “Anything Everything” on Radio Windy Bay 98.3 MHz at the UEW. She is a gender advocate and a strong Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) lover.

Gideon Asumadu Appiah- Agyei

Gideon Asumadu Appiah- Agyei is a Level 100 undergraduate student with the Department of Communication and Media Studies at the UEW studying Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies.

He had his high school education at Amaniampong Senior High School after having graduated from Unity M/A Junior High School, all in the Mampong-Ashanti Municipality of the Ashanti Region.

He gained some level of experience and built up his confidence and leadership skills having served as the President for the Writers, Drama and Debaters’ Club during his days in high school.

He is currently a student Broadcast Journalist with Radio Windy Bay at Winneba and DM- TV Official, a YouTube video channel, Head of Programmes for Bridgasu Foundation and Paradise Image Educational Consultancy (PIE Consultancy), a passionate Photographer, Cinematographer, an Editor, a Debate coach and Public Speaking trainer.

With a clear sense of urgency and tenacity of purpose, he is motivated to serve and respect all manner of persons he comes across in his journey of life. He is a great team player, workaholic, open to all and has a great can do spirit.

His mission in life is to contribute his quota towards any project which seeks to enhance human and environmental development.