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DPSE-UEW Hosts 3rd Annual Colloquium on Politics Amidst Global Uncertainties

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Published: Tue, 02/13/2024 - 18:08

The Department of Political Science Education (DPSE) at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), successfully organised its Third Annual Colloquium at the North Assembly Auditorium, North Campus.

The event brought together scholars, dignitaries, and experts to discuss the theme, "Politics Amidst Global Uncertainties: Options for Building a Resilient Society."

Prof. Stephen Jobson Mitchual
Prof. Stephen Jobson Mitchual

In a pre-colloquium meeting, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Stephen Jobson Mitchual, expressed his enthusiasm for the event, emphasising his commitment to research. Though unable to attend, he conveyed his support to the delegation, which included Dr. Samuel Opoku Pimpong, the Acting Head of the Department of Political Science Education, and the keynote speaker, Prof. Joseph Atsu Aryee.

Dr. David Zuure
Dr. David Zuure

Dr. David Zuure, Director of the Center for Conflict, Human Rights, and Peace Study, delivered the Chairperson's address on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor. He highlighted the University's excitement about addressing global uncertainties through the collaboration with the Department of Political Science Education.

Dr. Samuel Opoku Pimpong
Dr. Samuel Opoku Pimpong

Dr. Samuel Opoku Pimpong, in his welcome address, accentuated the colloquium's role as a platform for engaging in thought-provoking conversations, exchanging ideas, and exploring innovative solutions to global challenges.

Prof. Joseph Atsu Aryee
Prof. Joseph Atsu Aryee

The keynote speaker, Prof. Joseph Atsu Aryee, a retired Professor of Political Science at the University of Ghana, addressed the significance of the colloquium and commended the Department for its continued commitment to organising such conferences and for a such as this to expanding the frontiers of knowledge and to impact society. Prof. Aryee focused on the relationship between politics, global uncertainties, and building a resilient society.

Prof. Aryee highlighted the importance of healthy and positive politics, expressing concern about the negative tone in Ghanaian politics. He emphasised the need for politicians to adhere to rules and regulations, suggesting that this approach could minimise uncertainties.

The professor also discussed policy continuity, pointing out the constitutional requirement for governments to continue the policies of their predecessors. He noted the lack of this practice in Ghana and its negative impact on the country's political landscape.

A Cross-section of attendees
A Cross-section of attendees

Prof. Aryee addressed the erosion of trust in political parties, urging a reorientation of Ghanaian politics. He emphasised the need to revisit fundamental values, reorient politicians and citizens, and rebuild trust within the political system.

The Third Annual Colloquium proved to be a significant forum for insightful discussions and recommendations on navigating global uncertainties through resilient political strategies. The University of Education, Winneba, remains committed to fostering intellectual exchange and contributing to the development of a politically resilient society.

Cross-section of dignitaries

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