The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mawutor Avoke, has pointed out that the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) is expanding infrastructure to support academic work and ease the burden on faculty members and students.
He mentioned that the university was developing a faculty block at the Ajumako Campus, a graduate school facility at the North Campus, a three-bedroom staff residence, and a distance learning centre in Accra. He alluded to pre-contract work for the construction of a six-storey business school and five-storey office complexes for the College of Distance and e-Learning (CODeL) and the Institute for Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development (ITECPD) at the North Campus.
He iterated that the university had completed the commercial centre and had resumed work on the lecturers' office complex, the Ghana Universities Staff Superannuation Scheme (GUSSS) hostel sites 1 and 3, and the construction of the university hospital, all at the North Campus. He added that renovation work had also been done on the science laboratory and the Vice-Chancellor's lodge.
Prof. Mawutor Avoke (standing) addressing faculty members and graduands on UEW's accomplishments in the year under review
The Vice-Chancellor made the revelation at the first session of the 27th Congregation, ongoing at the Jophus Anamuah-Mensah Conference Centre, North Campus, Winneba. The event began on Monday, 27th March and will conclude on Saturday, 1st April, 2023.
He recounted the university’s success at the 27th Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) games held at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in November last year.
“With a total of 61 medals and ten trophies, the UEW triumphed in the recent GUSA competition. This is the first time in GUSA’s history that a university has won every gold medal in all disciplines. The fact that UEW won all six of the gold medals in badminton helped us secure the distinction of being the overall best university in the competition. The team won 22 gold, 22 silver, and 17 bronze medals as well as individual prizes,” he asserted.
Prof. Avoke urged the graduands to continue on their paths towards further study and other endeavours.
Sections of graduates with first-class honours and awards
“Although the path to success may not always be easy, the outcome will speak for itself. Let the anthem of our dear university keep resonating in your mind and propel you to fight on and fight on till you succeed. Keep also in mind that as Shiv Khera remarked, ‘your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success,” he said.
The Vice-Chancellor wished the graduands well on their journey after graduation, saying that the world looks forward to their important contribution to making it better. He urged them to create ground-breaking ideas that would enable them to stand out while raising the UEW flag high.
"Wherever you end up in the world, dig into your archives of experiences gained at UEW and use the academic skill sets you have acquired to navigate your path as a world changer. Embrace integrity, objectivity, and honesty as your goals. Use your critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, stand by your well-supported convictions, and approach your tasks with a positive outlook," he advised.
A shot of graduates moving their tussles from right to left
A total of 12,996 students will be graduating at this session of the 27th Congregation. Out of this total figure, 385 students representing 2.96% will be awarded diplomas, 11,690 students representing 89.95% will be awarded bachelor’s degrees, and 921 students representing 7.09% will be awarded various postgraduate degrees.
The gender breakdown for the 12,996 graduating diploma and first-degree students shows that there are 7,722 males, accounting for 64.22% of the total, and 4,303 females, accounting for 35.88% of the total. On the postgraduate side, 540 males represent 58.63% of the total 921 graduating students, while 381 females account for 41.37%.