The University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has launched its Third Strategic Plan for the years 2014 to 2018, with a call on staff to work hard towards its success.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw, speaking at the launch, said two earlier Strategic Plans, namely the 2003-2008 and the 2009-2013, were the primary management tools that had brought the University that far.
He said the first strategic plan aimed to expand the University at a very fast pace, after attaining autonomy.
He said the University adopted ICT as a tool for teaching and learning, and embarked on vigorous measures to address the serious gender imbalance among students.
Prof Asabere-Ameyaw said the University had, therefore, seen remarkable transformation and improvement in infrastructure, curriculum development, staffing, student enrollments, and expansion in graduate studies, among other achievements.
The chairman of the University’s Governing Council, Dr. Emmanuel K. Andoh, said the new strategic plan was an attestation to efforts towards achieving the very purpose for which the institution of higher learning was established.
He stated: “We are still mindful of our vision as a Teacher Training University, tasked with the sole responsibility to spearhead the new national vision of education, aimed at re-directing Ghana’s efforts along the path of rapid economic and social development.”
Prof Mahama Duwiejua, Executive Secretary of the National Council for Tertiary Education, who launched the Plan, hoped that the 2014-18 Corporate Strategic Plan would serve as the blue-print to further build on the remarkable achievements the University had already accomplished.
He called for the judicious application of human and financial resources, to achieve set strategic goals. GNA