December 2019

2019 End of Year Message by the Vice-Chancellor to the Members of the University Community

Colleague Lecturers, Staff, Students, Members of the University community, Season's Greetings to you all.  I know you are looking forward to the coming Christmas and the rest of the holidays that lie ahead of us. It is also that time of the year when you take some rest, spend time with your family, friends and loved ones and, as well make merry, because another Christmas is here again.


UEW to Offer Speaker of Parliament Honorary Doctorate Degree

The Management of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has affirmed its intention to honour the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye with a doctorate degree for his unwavering contribution towards the remarkable history and politics of Ghana.  

According to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang, UEW occasionally honours citizens and international figures who have contributed adeptly to the course of humanity hence, the reason to offer the Third Gentleman of the land an honorary doctorate degree.


Admission of Direct/Mature/Post-Diploma Candidates into Sandwich Undergraduate Programmes for 2019/2020 Academic Year

Applications are invited from qualified applicants for admission into the following programmes at University of Education, Winneba for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Winneba Campus


1. Post-Diploma Counselling Psychology

2. Post-Diploma Early Childhood Education

3. Post-Diploma Basic Education

4. Post Diploma Special Needs Education

5 .Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Development

6. Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Development (Preschool)

Call for Contributions: Edited Book - Education in Ghana: History, Policy and the Future

The Department of History Education, University of Education, Winneba is inviting contributions from interested researchers and academics to an edited volume provisionally titled "Education in Ghana: History, Policy and the Future". The book is scheduled to be published in late 2020 or early 2021. The book will be co-edited by: 

1. Dr Akwasi K. Amoako-Gyampah (Department of History Education, UEW /Senior Research Associate, University of Johannesburg).


UEW Research Team Visits Europe on a Collaborative Project

As part of a 3-year research project on ‘Exploring Visual Cultures’, an eight-member team of researchers and lecturers from the University of Education, Winneba visited Germany and Italy from November 10th – 18th, 2019. The essence of the visit, amongst others, was to explore the visual culture milieu of Germany and Italy, and attend a symposium at the Academy of Fine Art University in Germany to present image-based research papers on the said project.


International Conference on Human Rights and Social Justice

The Institute for the Educational Research and Innovation Studies (IERIS), University of Education, Winneba (UEW), in collaboration with the Centre for Human Rights and Peace Studies (CHRAPS), the Mountcrest University College, Accra and the Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIARS), OISE, University of Toronto Canada, continues with the second session of the International Conference on Human Rights and Social Justice as follows: 

Theme: Rethinking African Education

Date: December 19 - 20, 2019


Dean of School of Creative Arts Represents UEW at First International Conference of UNESCO Chairs

The Dean, School of Creative Arts of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Dr. Patrique deGraft-Yankson has attended the first International Conference, Workshop and Meeting of UNESCO Chairs from 2nd to 4th December, 2019 in Wuppertal, Germany.

The purpose of the conference which was to exchange information, experiences and strengthen possibilities of collaboration among UNESCO Chairs was held under the theme, ‘Linking Education, Transdisciplinarity and International Partnership’.


Speaker of Parliament Advocates for Reinforcement of Women Empowerment

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye has called for reinforcement of women empowerment and the enhancement of equal rights to boost women representation in decision making.   

He advocated for allocation of seats to women who would like to contest for elections and urged political parties to reserve a quota for women to encourage their participation in politics and governance.


Faculty of Science and Environment Education Observes World Toilet Day 2019

The Faculty of Science and Environment Education, Asante-Mampong Campus in collaboration with Asanko Gold Ghana Limited has observed the 2019 World Toilet Day at the Esaase Bontefufuom Senior High School in the Amansie West District in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

This year’s World Toilet Day was celebrated under the theme Clean hands for all; Living no one behind. The day has been earmarked to promote health and education through hand hygiene and behaviour change.


136 UEW Students Receive NAkDeF Scholarship

A total of 136 students from COLTEK of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) have been awarded scholarships by the Newmont Akyem Development Foundation (NAkDeF), a subsidiary of Newmont Gold Corps (formerly Newmont Ghana Limited).

A 10-member NAkDeF team led by Madam Gloria Mensah has called on the Management of the College of Technology Education, Kumasi (COLTEK) to officially present the list of the beneficiaries and to explore the possibility of a stronger bond between NAkDeF and UEW.


COLTEK-GSDI Partnership Extended

The Ghana Skills Development Initiative (GSDI) III and its partners including the European Union and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) have decided to sponsor a stretch of the partnership between the College of Technology Education, Kumasi (COLTEK) and GSDI III towards the development of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Ghana.


Gomoa West District to sign MoU with UEW

The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Gomoa West, Hon. Bismark Baisie Nkum has revealed his outfit’s intention to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) to formalise and strengthen relationship between both parties.

He hinted that his outfit had identified gaps in the education system of Gomoa West which needed to be addressed as quickly as possible to improve the academic prowess of teachers and pupils in the District; hence, the necessity for the MoU.