University of Education-Winneba admits less than half of applicants – VC

The University of Education, Winneba (UEW), offered admission to only 3,092 out of a total of 9,062 applications it received for the various degree programmes this year.

Professor Akwasi Asabere Ameyaw, Vice chancellor of the UEW, who made this known at the matriculation ceremony at Winneba on Thursday, attributed this to inadequate resources at the university.

Prof. Asabere-Ameyaw said 1,996 students have registered for the undergraduate programmes.

He said out of the 383 application received at the Department of Ghanaian languages at Ajumako, 186 were offered admission and 145 have registered so far.

According to him, 85 registered for Twi, three for Nzema and 43 for Eve.

Prof. Asabere-Ameyaw described the university as a young one that was overwhelmed with problems and therefore needed support.

The VC said the UEW is the only university in Ghana that is totally committed to the development of the human resource needs of the education set-up.

He said: “The development or training of high caliber teachers and educational administrators, and conducting relevant quality research to have significant sustained effect on education in the country require massive inflow of funds”.

He said the teacher requirements of the nation required massive increase in access, and that there was the need to improve and expand the facilities as the university made efforts to replace antiquated equipment inherited from the Diploma Awarding Institution established in the 1950s and 1960s.

Prof. Asabere-Ameyawhe said these “facilities obviously cannot adequately help us train competent teachers that can comfortably face the challenges in the twenty-first century”.

Prof. Asabere-Ameyaw told the freshers that the matriculation oath they had taken signified their formal admission into the university and also enjoined them to be of good behaviour and obedient to the VC and the authorities.

Mr Akwaah-Mensah, Registrar, administered the matriculation oath to the students.

Source: GNA

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