ODSA-UEW Holds IPOP 2022/2023 for Fresh Regular Students
The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs (ODSA), University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has organized a four-day Intensive Pre-Academic Orientation Programme (IPOP) for fresh undergraduate and postgraduate students of the 2022–2023 academic year.
The programme, which took place simultaneously at the Jophus Anamuah-Mensah Conference Centre for undergraduate students and the School of Creative Arts Theatre for postgraduate students, offered participants first-hand information on extensive range of topics and opportunities to facilitate their academic pursuits at UEW.
Some of the topics students were taken through included time management, the procedures for online registration, academic rules and regulations, effective use of the library, challenges and opportunities for fresh students, religious and social life on campus, non-academic rules and regulations, how to access a student loan, the UEW crest and anthem, and health services at the University.
A cross-section of fresh students at the Jophus Anamuah-Mensah Conference Centre during the orientation
Other topics were, procedures and coordination of programmes, the students’ role in ensuring quality academic environment, the internet and UEW LMS, scholarships and government bursaries for students, the role of the Student Representative Council/Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (SRC/GRASAG) in UEW governance, persons with a physical challenge, channels of communication in the University, security and fire safety on campus, recreation and sports, gender sensitivity, counselling services at UEW, and banking and finance.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mawutor Avoke, addressing the fresh students at the opening ceremony emphasised UEW’s commitment to training the right calibre of professional educators needed to drive and steer the country’s developmental agenda towards rapid economic and social progress.
“I congratulate you for emerging victorious in the competitive selection process. Let me reassure you that your decision to enroll at UEW is strategic and professional because the knowledge and ideas you will pick up during the course of your studies will undoubtedly equip you to become competent, result-driven and accountable individuals ready to contribute your quota to efforts to transform and impact society,” he affirmed.
Prof. Mawutor Avoke, Vice-Chancellor of UEW
Prof. Avoke implored the freshmen and women to take full advantage of the new opportunities UEW is providing to realise their academic goals. "I further exhort you to fully utilize all of the resources offered here to achieve your academic objectives."
The Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. (Mrs.) Edinam Kakra Avoke, on her part, told students that ODSA is mandated to provide relevant information and guidance to them. “The goal of the Office is to collaborate with students and other offices to help students successfully accomplish their educational aspirations at UEW.”
She indicated that the IPOP, which is one of the many activities carried out to usher fresh students into the UEW environment, was meant to inform and motivate fresh students to begin an independent university life.
Dr. (Mrs.) Edinam Kakra Avoke, Dean of Student Affairs
Dr. Edinam Avoke thanked the resource persons for their unwavering support over the years.
The four-day IPOP began on Tuesday, 10th January, 2023, in their various faculties and schools. Presentations on the aforementioned topics took place on Wednesday and Thursday, and a tour of the university libraries was held on Friday.
The facilitators for the orientation were Prof. Victor Antwi, Prof. Robert Ghanney, Prof. Dandy Dampson, Rev. Dr. Joseph Nana Annan, Dr. Latipher Osei, Dr. Victor Teye, and Dr. George Maclean.
Others were Dr. John Yambah, Dr. Emmanuel Sarpong, Dr. Ephraim Kwaa-Aidoo, Dr. Theophilus Ackorlie, Dr. Obaapanin Adu, Dr. Theresa Antwi, Mr. Raymond Boison, Mrs. Ekua Abedi-Boafo, Ms. Agatha Larson, Mrs. Deborah Afful, Mrs. Florence Mensah, Mr. Opare Danso and Mr. Ransford Samovie.