The Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni has affirmed that the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has been ranked among the best universities in the country.
He stated that his administration had shown leadership and brought to testament the avowed belief that knowledge nurtured at UEW would become a source of enlightenment and empowerment to all peoples of contemporary and future society.
The Vice-Chancellor was addressing Members of Convocation today, Friday, 19th February, 2021 at the Jophus Anamuah-Mensah Conference Centre, North Campus, Winneba, on the state of the University.
Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni (in black), assisted by Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang (right) and Surv. Paul Osei-Barima Esq. (second from left).
“We have been at the forefront of the pandemic, pioneering and facilitating the delivery of very robust and high quality online academic activities through our UEW Learning Management System to our over a hundred thousand (100,000) plus students, including those in the 15 Colleges of Education affiliated to us, as well as those in our 45 Distance Education Study Centres. I am proud to announce that we excelled, and have been duly ranked among the best if not the first in the country,” he asserted.
Rev. Fr. Prof. Afful-Broni, added that in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic threatening to put everything, including the global education system under siege, UEW as a higher educational institution of proven excellence remained committed to its vision of becoming an internationally reputable institution for teacher education and research.
A cross-section of convocation members
The Vice-Chancellor, in keeping with his core mission of accountability and open-door policy of University governance, updated Members of Convocation on faculty professional development initiatives; inclusive education through students support services; infrastructural development; staff welfare; and the implementation of the 2019-2023 Corporate Strategic Plan.
The Ag. Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang, on his part, updated attendees on the policy guidelines of using campus route. He indicated that due to the increase in vehicular traffic, the University needed a policy on the use of campus roads. According to him, that mandate was given to the Directorate of Works and Physical Development and while the Directorate was executing the task, the Transport Management Committee also identify another serious issue regarding parking.
“So, the Transport Management Committee decided that a sub-committee should be formed to also regulate parking on all the campuses. Now, this meant that while we were having the earlier committee working on the use of campus roads, a sub-committee has also been formed to also regulate parking laws. In that said, we decided that we will wait for the Transport Management sub-committee to finish what they are doing and then we will add up to the earlier committee’s job so that we have a uniform policy on the use of campus roads and the parking laws,” he noted.
The Registrar, Surv. Paul Osei-Barima Esq., who moderated the meeting, expressed satisfaction and delight that the Vice-Chancellor will be remembered by many junior and senior staff and senior members for spearheading their promotion.
“I think that developing the human resource in the University is a greater motivation for all to work with their heads and hearts so that we can have a success story to tell. I believe that Mr. Vice-Chancellor you will be greatly remembered in this area because it is not the physical things alone, but when it comes to the individual staff’s welfare and promotion, that is the one they live with it, and no one can take it away from them and they become very satisfied with belonging to this noble University of ours,” he averred.