Uni. of Education, Kumasi to be renamed University of Skills and Entrepreneurial Dev’t

Government has announced that the Kumasi campus of the University of Education, Winneba will soon become an autonomous institution.

The university will be renamed University of Skills and Entrepreneurial Development.

President Akufo-Addo made this known at a sod cutting ceremony at the school for the construction of a Technical Examination Unit at the College of Technical Education which is scheduled to be completed in 12 months.

He said the various stakeholders are working to fast track the process.

The President further added that the school will get satellite campuses to equip students in skills training.

“These are exciting times for our country. I am expecting [that] the Ministry of Education, [and] Council for Technical and Vocational Education Training (COTVET), will work hard to deliver the project on time and on budget so that we can gather for the commissioning of this facility”, President Akufo-Addo said.

At a news conference held last week, The Students Representative Council (SRC) of the school lamented the delay in making the school autonomous was impeding academic work.

Vice Chancellor of the University Rev. Prof. Afful Broni said the decision was a step in the right direction.

This development has been long overdue as the Minister of Education, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh on August 31, 2018, announced that Government intends to make the Kumasi and Mampong campuses of the University of Education together with eight other technical and vocational oriented Colleges of Education autonomous.

UEW-SRC wants autonomy for Kumasi, Mampong campuses

The Students Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) Kumasi campus had complained about the continuous delays in processes to make the Kumasi and Mampong campuses of the University autonomous claiming it was impeding academic work.

The student leadership cited infrastructural challenges, lack of access to internet facilities, inadequate lecture space as problems facing students at the Kumasi and Mampong campuses of the University.

The SRC argued that the bureaucracy that was hampering the speedy infrastructural developments will be curtailed if autonomy is granted to both institutions.

The executives at a news conference highlighted key challenges faced by students at the Kumasi and Mampong campuses and attributed these challenges to the delays in granting autonomy to the institutions.

SRC President for the UEW-Kumasi campus, Boateng Samuel Clinton said “it is heart-wrenching to sit here today to illustrate the problems students face as a result of the inefficiencies in the Winneba system and the uneven distribution”.

Source: Dailymailgh.com| with additional files from Citinewsroom

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Jeorge Wilson Kingson

Jeorge Wilson Kingson is the Managing Editor of ArtCraft Media Consult (Publishers of GhanaNewsOnline.com.gh and BusinessweekGhana.com), and a consulting Editor for The Corporate Guardian Magazine. He is the Chairman of the Media Alliance in Tobacco Control and Health (MATCOH). He is also the National Coordinator for the International Standards Journalism Association (ISJA) and the National Online Newsportals Coordinator for the Private Newspaper and Online Newsportals Publishers Association of Ghana (PRINPAG). He is a senior member of Ghana's Parliamentary Press Corps. He is the ACS Global Cancer Ambassador for Ghana and a Peace Advocate

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