We Shall Consciously Uphold the Provisions of the UEW Statutes to Promote Fairness – Vice-Chancellor Pledges
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mawutor Avoke, has pledged management’s commitment to consciously upholding the provisions of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) Statutes to promote fairness and equity in the University.
He emphasised his conviction that the University must harness and manage all of its potential and resources for the common benefit of all by bringing all members of the community on board, asking all stakeholders to work together to advance the University.
The Vice-Chancellor made these profound statements when addressing graduands at the Second Session of the 26th Congregation, ongoing at the Jophus Anamuah-Mensah Conference Centre, North Campus, Winneba. The weeklong ceremony started on Tuesday, April 26, and will end on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
The 2022 batch of fresh graduates at the Jophus Anamuah-Mensah Conference Centre
“The University has fully complied with the orders of the High Court at Winneba on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, to re-instate five other senior officers of the University and my good self, and we have since assumed duty. On behalf of my colleagues, I wish to express deep gratitude to the court, the Government of Ghana, the Governing Council, families, and well-wishers for standing with us in ensuring justice,” he said.
Prof. Avoke disclosed that he had interacted with various outfits and interest groups in the University to learn about their needs, build rapport, solicit support and make recommendations to uphold unity, reconciliation, peace, and development for the betterment of the University.
He registered the urgent need to work and build UEW together, devoid of personal idiosyncrasies and predilections. “I am led down this route because I’m fully aware that great things in organisations are never accomplished by a single individual; they are accomplished by a team of people, based on cooperation that is founded on trust.”
The School of Creative Arts on display at the ceremony
The third Vice-Chancellor of UEW indicated management’s determination to pick up the pieces from wherever the previous administration left off to build together an even stronger organisation living its mission.
Notwithstanding the prevailing difficulties of the times, Prof. Avoke, encouraged the graduating students to explore the world and seize the numerous opportunities that life has to offer.
“You are trained to solve problems, so step up to the plate by developing innovative ways of getting around the current difficulties. I am convinced that you will use the skill sets acquired in academia to navigate the complexities of life and make a difference wherever you find yourselves in the world,” he advised the graduands.
A total of 10,314 students would be graduating. Out of this total figure, 2,575 students representing 24.97% would be awarded diplomas, 6,887 students representing 66.77% would be awarded bachelor’s degrees while 852 students representing 8.26% would be awarded various postgraduate degrees.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mawutor Avoke flanked by Council Chairman, Nana Ofori Ansah I, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang, dignitaries and some members of UEW Management