Section of the dignitaries during the programme
The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has launched a five-year corporate strategic plan to help make the school more vibrant and efficient in order to overcome challenges facing universities worldwide.
The corporate strategic plan, which starts from 2019 to 2023, would mainly focus on the seven themes within the stipulated period to help transform the university.
The Deputy Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, officially launched UEW’s corporate strategic plan with a call on universities in the country to be more active in nation-building.
He said the time has come for universities in the country to properly positioned themselves so that their views would always be sought when new policies are being introduced in the country’s educational sector.
“You should take your rightful position so that the Ministry of Education will seek your opinion whenever new policies are being introduced to improve our educational sector,” the deputy minister said.
According to him, universities are the engine of growth and transformation.
He entreated universities to focus more on issues that would help accelerate national growth and improve the lives of the masses.
The seven strategic themes are Research and Innovation, Excellent Academic Standards in Teaching and Learning and Pragmatic and Purposeful Administrative System.
The rest are Financial Sustainability and Accountability, Proactive Quality Assurance System, Enhanced Access, Equity and Inclusion and Community, National, Regional and International Partnerships for Development.
The Deputy Education Minister described the free Senior High School (SHS) programme, which was introduced by current government, as the best policy in the history of the country’s educational sector, calling for total support for the policy.
Prof. A. Afful-Broni, the Vice Chancellor of the UEW, said the university had introduced three corporate strategic plans in the past, stressing that the latest strategic plan would make the university the best in the world.
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