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UEW's Department of Educational Foundations Pioneers Collaborative Ventures with NaCCA

A delegation from the Department of Educational Foundations (DEF) at the School of Education and Life-Long Learning (SELLL), University of Education Winneba (UEW), in a significant stride towards enhancing educational practices and research in Ghana, has visited the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA).

The visit, spearheaded by the Ag. Head of the Department, Dr. Paul Kobina Effrim, included Prof. Charles Nyarko Annobil, the Vice-Dean of SELLL; Dr. Richardson Addai-Mununkum; Dr. Peter Eshun; and Dr. Joseph Appianing. This dynamic team aimed to initiate collaborative discussions with NaCCA, marking the first visit of a UEW team to the esteemed educational body.

Welcoming the UEW delegation, Prof. Edward Appiah, the Director-General of NaCCA, expressed his enthusiasm for the visit. He provided the team with a comprehensive overview of NaCCA's mandate, emphasising ongoing curricula reforms at the pre-tertiary level. In turn, the DEF team shed light on their Department's programmes, notably highlighting the Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies and the upcoming programmes slated for January 2024: Master of Philosophy in Assessment, Measurement, and Evaluation, and Master of Philosophy in Instructional Design and Technology.

Prof. Edward Appiah (left) interacting with the delegation of the UEW

During collaborative discussions, both parties explored potential areas of cooperation, including student practicum, collaborative research, training initiatives, and guest lectures. Prof. Appiah specifically praised the Master of Philosophy in Instructional Design and Technology programme, recognising its significance in addressing the needs of the Ghanaian education industry.

The DEF team left the meeting energised about the prospective engagements with NaCCA in the coming years. This collaborative effort not only positions the University of Education Winneba as a frontrunner in educational practice and research within Ghana but also underscores its commitment to fostering impactful partnerships that transcend national boundaries. As the educational landscape evolves, UEW remains dedicated to shaping the future of education in Ghana and beyond.

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