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UEW sandwich programme to create change – Vice Chancellor

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GraduationProfessor Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw, Vice Chancellor of the University of Education Winneba (UEW), says the university’s innovative sandwich programme is designed to produce a new crop of teachers with the requisite skills.

He said they are supposed to create change in both private and public schools and improve the activities of practicing teachers and heads of educational institutions to enable them create a transformational climate in their institutions.

Prof Asabere-Ameyaw made this known during the admission of students into the sandwich programme at the Asante Mampong and Kumasi campuses of the University on Saturday.

Two thousand two hundred and ninety four (2,294) students were admitted for the 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 academic years at the Mampong campus while 3,442 were admitted at the Kumasi campus to pursue masters, post graduate diploma and certificate programmes in various disciplines in education.

Prof Asabere-Ameyaw said the challenges facing the country’s educational set up calls for a new breed of teachers who have the requisite knowledge and skills to bring about the needed transformation in schools.

He said various fields of study including Masters in Educational Administration and Management, Human Rights Education, Mathematics and Science Education, Special Education, Mentorship and Teaching of English as a second language, certificate and diploma in Pre-school education as well as Post-Graduate diploma in the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education institutions have been introduced under the sandwich programme.

These programmes are designed to addresses some of the challenges such as teacher absenteeism, lateness, drunkenness, large class sizes and multi grade classrooms, which teachers, heads of schools and other educational administrators are facing in their quest to ensure effective teaching and learning.

The Vice Chancellor said the University attaches premium to the creation of conducive environment for academic and administrative activities.

He advised the new students to take advantage of the facilities available to study hard to achieve their aims.

Source: GNA

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