Sandwich Student Enrolment for the 2017/18 Session Increases Greatly on Winneba Campus

The Winneba Campus of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has recorded a great increment of student enrolment for the 2017/2018 sandwich academic year.  

The Ag. Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni affirmed in his speech during the 2018 sandwich matriculation ceremony that, the Winneba Campus received 2,532 applications out of which 2,369 qualified and were accordingly admitted.

Ag. Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni (middle), Ag. Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. James Kagya-Agyeman (right) and Registrar, Surv. Paul Osei-Barimah Esq.

“As at the close of registration, 1,554 students had registered; 809 (52.3%) of this number are undergraduates and 742 (47.7%) postgraduates. From the statistics, student enrolment has increased greatly in comparison with last academic year. On Winneba Campus alone, there is an increment of 53% for undergraduate and 68% postgraduate over the last year’s figures.” The Ag. Vice-Chancellor said.   

The sandwich programme which is an innovation in teacher education is run usually during the long vacation to avail workers and those otherwise very busy individuals the opportunity to improve themselves academically and professionally.

Some members of convocation during the matriculation ceremony

With the emerging global trend of acquiring competence in teaching through the sandwich mode becoming a viable option for solving the problem of Teachers leaving the classroom for professional development, UEW has redesigned its sandwich programmes to align with the Ghana Education Service (GES) academic calendar. Therefore, the sandwich programme now starts when basic and secondary schools are on vacation.

Matriculants standing while the Matriculation Oath is read

The University has also introduced an innovative policy to enable its Master of Arts (MA), Master of Education (M.Ed) and Master of Technology (M-Tech) students to easily continue with their education by enrolling on the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programmes as top up, hence building further the manpower of the education sector in Ghana.