UEW to Enroll more Effutu Children from Free SHS – Ag. Vice-Chancellor
The Ag. Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni has said that the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) would offer its skills, expertise and resources to help enroll more Effutu children on board the Free Senior High School (SHS).
Ag. Vice-Chancellor giving a Speech
He made this comment during the first ever phenomenal community interaction between Management of the University and the Omanhene, Neenyi Ghartey VII, Opinion Leaders and people of Winneba on Friday, 17th August, 2018 at the North Campus, Winneba.
He stressed that the Free SHS is one of the boldest and best educational policy initiatives that Ghana has seen. He explained that “this policy has great potential in providing a strong cornerstone for development; we must all lend our unflinching support and commitment to the government to ensure its huge success”.
The Registrar, moderating the interaction
He however, noted that, the immediate beneficiaries of the policy would be their own sons and daughters adding that, “the long-term beneficiary is the unquestionable progress of the entire nation, Ghana”.
The Ag. Vice-Chancellor hinted that Management of UEW was committed to the Free SHS and also to the expanding initiative of the Double-Track system. He said the system would help to absorb the overwhelming number of qualified candidates who otherwise would have been left behind or would have truncated their pursuit of high school education just because of unavailability of space.
“Indeed, to show our strong commitment to the government’s vision of providing expanded access to high tertiary education through the Free SHS policy, UEW has taken practical steps to absorb the huge number of applicants that will seek admission to our various programmes during the 2020 academic year when the first batch of the free SHS will be due to enter University.” He said.
Some Chiefs and dignitaries present at the interaction
Rev. Fr. Prof. Afful-Broni reiterated Management’s earlier announcement made during the 22nd April Congregation that the University was building and extensively expanding infrastructure to accommodate more Free SHS beneficiaries.
“Designs have been completed and contracts are about to be awarded for the construction of eight pavilions, each with 550 seat capacity, all in anticipation of the arrival of the first batch of the free SHS students.
“We are increasing and expanding Wi-Fi access to ease the conduct of research, teaching and learning; we are bringing on board more resources and more lecturers are being employed to meet the numbers.” He indicated.
The Ag. Vice-Chancellor remarked that UEW as an educational institution knows the value and importance of education to the development of any community; thus, it wishes that every child gets access to basic education and proceed to SHS.