UEW Increases Funding for Staff Development
The Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni has said that the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) continues to face challenges in securing high quality and experienced doctoral degree holders for its rigorous academic work.
He encouraged stakeholders to support UEW in identifying and welcoming those rare human resources to the University.
The Vice-Chancellor disclosed this in his address during the 23rd Congregation held at the Jophus Anamuah-Mensah Conference Centre, North Campus, Winneba from Monday, 19th to Saturday, 24th November, 2018.
“In the meantime, we are increasing funding for further education of staff while improving and expanding our postgraduate programmes to enable us train more of our academic staff to help us continue doing what reputable universities do worldwide.” He said.
Rev. Fr. Prof. Afful-Broni implored Faculty Members and other Staff to join Management in moving swiftly with technology integration literacy to catch up with the Oxfords, Cambridges, Yales, Harvards and Fordhams that constantly employ technology for research, innovation and development.
“I am making these observations with great pain that since the advent of the computer, classrooms across Africa seem to be content with the chalkboard. I have recognised this lapse in our University’s faculty professional development. We are intensifying our efforts at ensuring that newly appointed lecturers are trained in ICT before their confirmation.” He said.
The Vice-Chancellor reiterated that his Management team would be demanding Information and Communication Technology (ICT) competency from existing staff in moving major aspects of teaching and learning online; probably at their next contract renewal interviews.
“Whilst our students continue to document history with their mobile devices, it is my fervent hope that lecturers and university administrators would push to the front and challenge learners to effectively use these devices for academic work in our 21st century university environment.” He said.
The Winneba Campus of UEW graduated over 9,000 students from the Faculties of Science Education, Educational Studies, Social Science Education, Ghanaian Languages Education and Foreign Languages Education and Communication; Schools of Research and Graduate Studies, Business and Creative Arts; and Institute for Distance and e-Learning (IDeL).
The University will be graduating about 7,000 students on its Kumasi and Asante-Mampong campuses next week.