The Ag. Principal of the College for Distance and e-Learning (CODeL), University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Prof. Frimpong Kaakyire Duku, has indicated his outfit’s commitment to providing top-notch distance education for students to achieve their lifelong personal and educational goals.
He emphasised that distance learning gives students the chance to balance employment, family life, and education, but he was quick to point out that to succeed, it requires a lot of discipline and effort on the part of the students.
He urged students to reorient themselves to focus on their studies. “Let it be your prior motivation to learn and acquire knowledge, skills, and competencies to become a better person in society than a mere seeker of a certificate.”
Prof. Frimpong Kaakyire Duku
Prof. Duku made these remarks in a speech read on his behalf at an orientation ceremony for fresh distance students for the 2022/2023 academic year. The orientation was held at the Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu Lecture Theatre Room 3, North Campus, Winneba, on Saturday, 29th January, 2023. The orientation exercise was carried out across the 43 other study centres across the country.
“The orientation programme has been carefully planned to give you the needed information and exposure to what we expect from you as a university student, especially a distance learner. Pay attention to the presentations. They consist of information on student support services, tutorials, and academic policies, among others.
“Together with our dedicated Coordinators, Administrators, and Tutors at the study centres, we will give you every support you need to have a great learning experience with UEW CODeL,” he assured.
A cross-section of fresh students at the orientation
The Ag. Principal entreated the students to be mindful of the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Do well to take the vaccine and observe the safety protocols. I wish you the very best in your studies.”
The students were oriented on issues bothering effective communication; assessment, examination, and payment of fees; grading systems; completion of programmes; cleanliness; and places for counselling in distance education.
Resource persons for the orientation
Facilitators for the orientation at the Winneba Study Centre were Mr. Joop Essoun, Mr. Paintsil Essel, Mr. Edward Dadson Mills, Mr. Prince Laryea, MS. Patience Amissah and Ms. Esther Oforiwaa Osei
CODeL staff pose with tutors after the orientation