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General News of Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Source: GNA

University of Education to increase admissions 4000

Winneba (C/R), July 14, GNA - Professor Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw, Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), said the university would increase the total post-graduate admissions to 4,000 by 2012.

He said it was envisaged that 50 percent of this would be through Sandwich, adding that new post-graduate sandwich programmes would be mounted next year.

He said graduate Diploma in Braille, Post-Graduate Diploma in sign Language, Master of Education in Assessment in Special Education and Master of Arts in French Translation would be introduced.

Professor Asabere-Ameyaw said this at the matriculation of 2,894 students into various undergraduate three months sandwich programmes at the Winneba, Mampong and Kumasi campuses of the university.

Professor Asabere-Ameyaw said 700 students, made up of 504 males and 196 females were admitted to the Winneba Campus to do certificate in Pre-School Education, Diploma in Early childhood Care and Development, Post Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Development and Post-Diploma in Basic Education.

He said the University through the innovative Sandwich Programmes was inviting practicing teachers to upgrade their skills and competencies during their vacation periods.

"We are aware of the numerous challenges the implementation of the new educational reforms had brought to bear on practicing teachers and the urgent need for upgrading to enable the effective and efficient delivery of quality teaching in the country".

The Vice Chancellor said the university hoped to discuss with stakeholders including the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service to arrive at a mutually agreeable time-frame for the sandwich programmes.

Professor Asabere-Ameyaw told the fresh students that the matriculation oath they had taken enjoined them to be of good behaviour and obedient to the authorities of the university.

Mr Rex Abedi Boafo, Deputy Registrar of UEW, administered the matriculation oath to the students.

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