UEW Ease Accommodation Pressure on Students Next Academic Year – Vice-Chancellor
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Prof. Mawutor Avoke, has affirmed the university’s commitment to complete construction projects, including the Ghana Universities Staff Superannuation Scheme (GUSSS) hostel sites 1 and 3, to alleviate accommodation challenges for students in the upcoming academic year. He announced that 11 projects would be completed before his tenure ends on September 30, 2023.
Prof. Avoke made these assurances during the Second Session of the 27th Congregation of the university, held on August 25, 2023. He acknowledged the limited housing capacity on the Winneba Campus, accommodating only about 6% of students, which forces many to seek subpar housing off-campus. He emphasized the changing environment at UEW and the commitment of the management to complete various projects, including the Faculty Block at Ajumako and the Graduate School Block at North Campus.
The Vice-Chancellor also commended academics who received grants for projects, including a study on “Building Capacity for Online Tuition in Ghana” and a consulting contract for a waste management project. He encouraged graduands to view graduation as the beginning of their academic journey, emphasizing the importance of lifelong learning, pursuing passions, and embracing diversity.
Prof. Avoke urged graduands to cultivate meaningful relationships and be adaptable in the face of challenges. The congregation witnessed the graduation of 8,356 students, including those awarded diplomas, bachelor’s degrees, and various postgraduate degrees. Among bachelor’s degree recipients, there were 182 first-class, 932 second-class upper, 1,755 second-class lower, 1,821 third-class, and 802 pass graduates.