President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Very Reverend Father Professor Anthony Afful-
Broni, to “use his full gifts” to promote the spirit of reconciliation in the University during his tenure of office, so as to help put the its immediate University behind all .
I also attended the induction ceremony of the 4th Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba. I also commissioned a newly constructed lecture theatre for the University, which has been described as the largest lecture theatre of any university in Ghana. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/FbKAci5eh2— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) September 17, 2018
Speaking at the investiture ceremony of the Very Reverend Father Professor Anthony Afful-
“It is worth noting, however, that the stakeholders have acted within the confines of the law to ensure that this University has a substantive leadership
in place to help it achieve the goals for which it was established. To all whose diverse efforts helped in restoring normalcy to UEW, you have the
appreciation of a grateful nation,” he added.
With UEW Central performing an important role in the social and economic transformation of Ghana, the President indicated that his Government has
demonstrated its commitment to the growth of the University, “and we will help ensure that UEW fulfils its mandate. Our goal is to help restore the
teaching profession to the status it once enjoyed, and make it an attractive career choice.”
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“His induction into
that this trust will not be broken. His wealth of experience, with decades of service to Church and classroom, makes him an appropriate person for this
all-important assignment,” he added.
The President reminded the new
Despite the stance by some who continue to state that all the infrastructural needs of senior high schools should have been addressed before the roll-out
of Free SHS, the President strongly disagreed.
“I take comfort in the words of Holy Scripture, in Ecclesiastes chapter 11, verse 4, which says: “If you wait until the wind and the weather are
just right, you will never sow anything and never harvest anything”, he said.
The President continued, “We have taken the first, bold
children drop out of school, because they cannot afford fees. Free SHS is here to stay, and will be a permanent feature of our educational architecture.”
Touching briefly on the policy of Teacher Licensing, President Akufo-Addo stressed that this policy is not intended to put any impediments in the way of
teachers from the Colleges of Education and other tertiary institutions.
“On the contrary, it is meant to enhance professionalism in teaching, and guarantee that our teachers meet a minimum standard of qualification,
through an independent examination, so as to be able to teach in our classrooms. If education is important to us, then it requires that we maintain
the best standards,” he added.