The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) on Tuesday finalised affiliation agreements with St. Vincent College of Education, Yendi in the Northern Region and the Al-faruq Islamic College of Education in Wenchi, Brong Ahafo Region.
As part of the agreement, the two colleges would receive mentorship in building the professional capacities of their staff, among others, to enable them execute their mandate as fully fledged tertiary institutions.
It brings to three the number of Colleges of Education that have so far affiliated with the UEW.
The collaborations have been influenced by the passage of the College of Education Act, which has led to the upgrade of all Colleges of Education in the country to tertiary status that also permits them to partner universities for mentorship.
The Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) were signed on behalf of UEW by its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mawutor Avoke; while Dr. Erasmus Norviewu-Mortty, Principal, signed for St. Vincent College, with Mr. Wahab Sualibu, acting Principal, signing for Al-faruq College, at the separate signing ceremonies.
Prof. Avoke, in his remarks, said UEW was the only university with a competency-based teacher education programmme in the country and has designed a comprehensive programmme to build the capacities of teachers in the education sector.
He said UEW was committed to its vision of forming developmentally oriented relationships with like-minded institutions in the country to promote quality teaching and learning in the education sector.
Dr. Norviewu-Mortty and Mr. Sualibu, in separate responses stressed the importance of the affiliation to the development of their institutions, and promised to abide by all the requirements of the affiliation.
From Jonathan Donkor, Winneba