University of Education Winneba
University of Education Winneba

Professor Emmanuel Nicholas Abakah, Chairman of the Council of the University of Education Winneba (UEW), has asked university graduates to refuse to be contaminated by what he termed the “get-rich-quick” disease.

They should not resort to fraudulent means – using the pen to steal from the work place or national coffers to solve their socio-economic challenges.

Prof Abakah said that was not a noble thing to do and that it could land them in big trouble.

He was speaking at the 22nd congregation of the College of Technology Education (COLTEK) of the University in Kumasi.

Two thousand, nine hundred and eighty nine (2,989) students who had completed various courses received bachelor and master’s degrees and diploma certificates.

Prof Abakah noted that the world was witnessing a period of increasing social vices – armed robbery, pen robbery, rape, vandalism and other crimes.

He said the expectation was that students from the universities, who were the nation’s future leaders would not allow themselves to be contaminated by these vices.

They should be a source of inspiration and true ambassadors of positive change – exhibit attitudes and behaviors worthy of emulation by the younger generation, looking up to them as role models.

Prof Abakah underlined the unswerving determination of the governing council of the university to do everything within its power to protect the assets, funds and restore normalcy to the university’s management and administration.

He vowed to “sweep the university, clean of any identified garbage. Indeed, we are well able to mop up every rot and or rotten phenomenon that might exist in the UEW”.

Prof Anthony Afful-Broni, acting Vice-Chancellor of the University, announced that COLTEK had begun a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program.

Plans were also advanced for the introduction of weekend Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme in mathematics and statistics.

He added that a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning Research and Master of Science in Information Technology Education programme would commence next academic year.

He said 20 staff of the College were currently pursuing Master of Technology, (competency-based option) to enhance their capacity in competency-based training and research.

In addition, the College was being equipped with modern workshops and laboratories as part of the government’s project of making it the centre of competency-based training in Ghana.

Prof Afful-Broni urged the graduating students to serve as good ambassadors of the College by working with passion in support of the nation’s development.



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