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UEW introduces 62 academic programmes



The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has introduced 62 academic programmes as part of the university’s commitment to meet the demand of the time.

The programmes include: two Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), 22 Master of Philosophy (MPhil), two Master of Business Administration (MBA), three Master of Science (MSc.), five Master of Arts (MA), five Master of Education (MEd), 20 undergraduates, two Diplomas and a Certificate.

Professor Andy Ofori-Birikorang, the acting Vice Chancellor of UEW, announced these during the congregation of the University

The congregation, which was organised within a four-day period, saw 11,477 students who had completed their various degree of studies at the institution, graduating.

They were made up of 418 diploma, representing four per cent, 9,999 first degree, representing 87 per cent and 1,060 post graduate students, representing nine per cent.

The number included students from the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED).

Prof. Ofori-Birikorang explained that the courses were introduced as part of the vision of the University to meet the demand of contemporary global environment.

He also indicated that it formed part of efforts geared towards meeting the needs of various professional interests in areas of specialisation.

Prof. Ofori-Birikorang further announced measures by the institution to introduce new programmes and said it involved two PhD programmes to be run by the Faculty of Social Science Education, under the Department of Political Science and Department of Geography.

Additionally, he said the University would be introducing MA and MPhil programme in African Studies, as well as MA in Environmental Studies.

Touching on governance within the University, the acting Vice Chancellor explained that management had taken steps to deepen the process of reconciliation, inclusion and healing on campus through a very progressive and pragmatic means.

He said it was the determination of management to harness all potential and resources to the collective benefit of all.

“We are therefore determined to foster an atmosphere of peace and harmony in furtherance of the development of our dear university” he said.

The Chairman of the UEW Governing Council, Nana Ofori Ansah I, in an address read on his behalf applauded the government for giving the University financial clearance to recruit a number of staff to facilitate academic work.

“The financial clearance will help us develop and consolidate our position as Ghana’s leading teacher education institution.

He, however, called for additional financial clearance for the University to recruit additional key staff for the institution.

Nana Ofori Ansah I commended management and staff of UEW for their hard work and dedication in bringing the University this far.

He appealed to the government to support the University in addressing the challenge of accommodation.

Nana Ansah I explained that the institution had been unable to accommodate large number of students and staff.

“Unfortunately, some landlords in Winneba and its environs are charging exorbitant rate” he said.

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in an address read on his behalf by the deputy Minister of Education, John Ntim Fordjour, indicated that UEW had been and continues to play significant role in the area of training teachers and developing educational policies or framework in the country.

He commended the immediate past Council and the Management of the University for their determination in channelling much of the university’s resources into infrastructural development.

“We were all witnesses to the number of physical infrastructural projects which were commissioned last year, most of which were student centred” he said.

He further said, “All these were done to support the government’s efforts to provide quality education to the Ghanaian child.”

President Akufo-Addo reiterated the government’s commitment towards developing all sectors of education in the country in order to build an educated, skilled and confident society, equipped with global competencies.


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National: 2023 Budget: TUC to reject government’s salary projection of ₵44.9m





After several attempts to reach an agreement with government over an increment in their base pay, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) is expected to meet government on Wednesday to finalise a deal.

But before that meeting gets underway, the Trades Union Congress is warning that it will not accept government’s projections in the 2023 Budget.

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, reading the 2023 Budget in Parliament projected compensation of employees at GH¢44,990 million (5.6% of GDP).

Earlier, government also proposed a 12% salary increment during the last negotiation with Organised Labour but it was turned down.


Speaking on JoyNews’ PM Express on Tuesday, Deputy General Secretary of TUC, Joshua Ansah stated that they would not agree to the projected figure.

According to Mr Ansah, government must expect a fight if they turn up at the meeting with the same proposal.

JoyNews/AdomNews · TUC to reject government’s salary projection in 2023 Budget
“There is no way Organised Labour is also going to accept what has been put in the budget. Well, if the government has made up its mind that it is the way it thinks that he can actually force down the throat of workers, then we are in for a big fight, because there is no way government can pay anything below what we are expecting,” he said.

He noted that Organised Labour will not compromise on their demand for 60% increment in their base pay.

Meanwhile, the President of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Justice Yankson says government has created a problem by not reaching an agreement with the labour unions earlier.

JoyNews/AdomNews · Dr Yankson on organised labour and government’s negotiations
He believes the current mess could have been prevented.

“These are some of the problems that sometimes we create for ourselves. We had a whole period in which we could have sorted these things, we waited to the last end. Now we can see that we are on a collition course, it is clear,” he said.

Source: Myjoyonline


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Politics: Wenchi High Court throws out petition against NPP MP’s 2020 election victory




A Wenchi High Court has thrown out a petition against New Patriotic Party (NPP) legislator in the Techiman South 2020 election.

The petitioner was seeking the nullification of the poll which saw the NPP candidate, Martin Agyei Mensah Korsah, emerge victorious.

But at the hearing Wednesday, the court explained that the NDC 2020 Parliamentary candidate, Christopher Bayere, who was pursuing the matter, failed to prove the burden of petitioning.

The court was attended by some leaders of the NDC including General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia.

Wenchi High Court throws out petition against NPP MP’s 2020 election victory
He was sighted leaving the court premises a few minutes before the judgement.

The NDC Parliamentary candidate had contested the EC’s verdict which gave the NPP’s candidate victory with 49,682 votes representing 50.2 percent of the total valid votes cast, whilst the NDC’s candidate had 49,205 votes representing 49.8 percent of the total valid votes cast.

The NDC Parliamentary candidate insisted that the figures were not a true reflection of the election.

According to him, per the pink sheets of the NDC agents at each of the 267 polling stations, he garnered 50,306 votes in the Parliamentary election whilst the 1st Respondent polled 50,013 votes.

Wenchi High Court throws out petition against NPP MP’s 2020 election victory
Electoral Commission fined in 2021

In August 2021, the Electoral Commission of Ghana was fined GH¢4,000 by the court after the Court refused to grant the EC’s request for a stay of proceedings in the dispute on July 30, 2021.

Wenchi High Court throws out petition against NPP MP’s 2020 election victory
The EC’s application for a stay of proceedings was to enable it to file a motion to challenge the ruling of the Court at its previous sitting, when it granted the petitioner a motion to amend the title of the writ.

TCounsel for the EC, Emmanuel Addae said the stay of proceedings was to enable him to file supplementary statements in support of the application filed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate, Mr Christopher Beyere Baasongti.

However, reacting to the EC’s stay of proceedings, the Counsel for the petitioner, Justin Teriwajah argued that the motion was frivolous and unnecessarily geared towards delaying the adjudication of the case.

Source: Myjoyonline


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Football: Asamoah Gyan’s run, Bagbin’s dance and Black Stars fans’ clean-up as fans celebrate S. Korea win in style




It was the much-needed win for Ghanaians who were largely sitting on tenterhooks for the final quarter of the game.

And from the reactions, after the South Koreans netted a quickfire double between the 58th and 61st minutes, something had to definitely happen.

Kudus rose to the occasion, found himself at the end of a Gideon Mensah cross and curled the ball past the goalkeeper to restore Ghana’s lead and eventually sealed the game for Black Stars.

Asamoah Gyan’s run, Bagbin’s dance and Black Stars fans’ clean-up as fans celebrate S. Korea win in style
The 68th-minute winner triggered a thunderous celebration across the country and on social media.

Despite late attempts from the Koreans, the game ended 3-2 with Ghana earning a vital win in Group H.

Asamoah Gyan’s run, Bagbin’s dance and Black Stars fans’ clean-up as fans celebrate S. Korea win in style
Alban Bagbin

The jubilation started right from Ghana’s legislative arm where the Speaker, Alban Bagbin was caught on camera dancing to one of the goals on the day from his office.

The ecstatic Speaker punched the air while clad in his Black Star jersey in the company of other officials of the House.

Asamoah Gyan runs

Former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan was on punditry duty at SuperSports TV.

However, the ethics of being on a live set could not suppress his excitement when the deciding goal was scored.

Filled with elation, the former skipper run out of the set in jubilation shouting atop his voice.

His iconic goal celebration was his response when asked about his reaction to some moments of the game.

Fans in clean-up mode

Now, supporters of Japan’s national team have been earning praise in Qatar for their zeal toward cleanliness after each game.

This win seems to have presented Ghanaian fans with the opportunity to emulate this off-pitch tradition.

While many celebrated the win at full-time, other fans were seen moving boxes around to collect the waste left by their colleagues.

South Korea’s Son not in selfie mood

Another interesting sight came from an official from the Ghana dressing room posing for a selfie.

The subject Son Heung-min was almost in tears after his team lost at full-time.

Otto Addo’s side will now face Uruguay in their last game looking to secure qualification to the next stage of the competition.

Source: Myjoyonline


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