University of Education-Winneba to be linked with UK universities – Chancellor

Asuma Banda

A Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) will soon be signed with the Cola Foundation which will link the University of Education, Winneba with  universities in theUnited Kingdom (UK).

The Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, Alhaji Asoma Banda made this known at the 16th Congregation ofUEW at Winneba on Saturday.

He said it was in fulfilment of a pledge he made during his investiture in February 25, 2010 to internationally network the UEW.

He said the collaborative programmes are promotion of staff research training, collaboration in mentoring and action research and development of physical education methodology.

Alhaji Banda said two or three lecturers from each area mentioned will participate in an exchange programme.

“I am into further discussion with the Cola Foundation to support the UEW in three more suggested areas,” he said.

They are expansion and improvement of infrastructure,expanding and upgrading the teaching-learning equipment including ICT, workshops, library resources and raising the academic standards in teaching, learning and research.

He said he was grateful to the Carnegie Foundation for their numerous support for the  university.

The Vice-Chancellor of the UEW, Professor Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw, said the current student population of the University is 50,012, out of which 23,746 are pursuing their studies through distance learning and 8,636 are enrolled on various sandwich programmes.

He said fulltime students of the UEW stand at 17,630.

Prof Asabre-Ameyaw said the UEW had been totally committed to meeting the challenges facing pre-tertiary education in the country and it has taken pragmatic steps since its inception by restructuring dynamic, educative and innovative curricula.

Prof. Asabere-Ameyaw said the UEW over the years has run different programmes to enable them turn out more qualified teachers to address the shortfall of teachers.

Source: GNA

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