Govt to improve facilities of UEW to enrol more students

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The Government of Ghana (GoG) is planning to improve the facilities of UEW and other higher education institutions to accommodate more students in the next academic year, the Deputy Education Minister, Ntim Fordjour has disclosed.

Reverend Ntim Fordjour in a speech delivered on behalf of President Akufo-Addo on December 17, 2021, at the first session of the 25th Congregation of the University of Education said the move is to increase tertiary enrollment.

He emphasised the government’s willingness to assist UEW and other higher education institutions in carrying out their mandates to accommodate the large number of applicants who would be knocking on their doors for admission.

Hon John Ntim following the contribution of the Winneba-based Education University lauded the Management for playing significant roles in the area of developing educational policy frameworks and training teachers in Ghana.

“On this note, I want to commend the immediate past Council and the Management of the University of Education for their foresightedness and thoughtfulness to channel much of your resources into infrastructural development.

We were all witnesses to the number of physical infrastructural projects which were commissioned early this year, most of which were student-centred. All these were as efforts to provide quality education to the Ghanaian child,” he noted.

The Minister further urged the current Council and Management of UEW to sustain and enhance the development and take urgent steps to resolve all outstanding matters to position UEW as a globally competitive institution.

 

“It is heartwarming to note UEW continues to be a shining light in promoting inclusive education. This is evident in a good number of persons with special needs graduating today, having excelled in their discipline from this institution.

In pursuit of sustainable development goals, no one should be left out on the opportunity for inclusive equitable and quality education. We will continue to create lifelong learning opportunities for all through the education policy.

“Cost will not be a barrier to education. The disability must not become a barrier either. The free SHS policy and no guarantor policy are testaments to our commitment to remove all these barriers beyond the rhetorics,” Ntim added.

The Deputy Education Minister admonished all graduands to strive for integrity, sincerity, hard work, commitment, determination and dedication – ideas that would make them successful in life and also make UEW and Ghana proud.

It is my wish that this milestone will propel you to greater heights in the beautiful future ahead of you, despite its possible uncertainties,” the Member of Parliament for Assin South Constituency stated at the 25th Congregation.

Source: educationweb.com.gh

 

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