UEW to award Speaker of Parliament Honorary Doctorate Degree

The Management of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has officially affirmed its decision to honour the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye with an offer of an award of honorary Doctorate Degree. This took place at a visit to the Parliament House, Accra on Friday, 4th September 2020.

Explaining the purpose of the visit, the Vice-Chancellor and leader of the UEW delegation, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni, on behalf of the University Council and Management, said the visit was intended to officially inform the Honourable speaker that he is to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree from UEW for his exemplary accomplishments and service to Ghana in many distinguished capacities.

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From right Surv. Osei-Barima Esq., Rt. Hon. Mike Oquaye, Rev. Fr. Prof. Afful-Broni and staff at the Speaker’s Office

Rev. Fr. Prof. Afful-Broni also noted that the Governing Council and the Academic Board of UEW have assented to the Honorary Doctorate Degree because the Speaker of Parliament merits the award.

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The Vice-Chancellor saluted the ever-growing stronger friendship that has developed between the Honourable Speaker and the UEW in the past few years.

He also highlighted some of the infrastructural projects that are on-going in the University to advance education in the country and underlined UEW’s role as the leading teacher-education institution in the sub-region.

In his contributory remarks, the Registrar, Surv. Paul Osei-Barima Esq. expressed gratitude to the speaker for the warm reception and for accepting the offer of the Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University.

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He briefed the Speaker on preparations towards the Special Graduation Ceremony scheduled for September 30, 2020, to honour the Speaker, among other distinguished personalities. The Registrar also indicated that more details of the Special Graduation will be communicated to the Honourable Speaker in due course.

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Among the University Officials present during the visit were the Finance Officer, Mr. Francis Obeng; the Director, Office for Institutional Advancement, Dr. Mavis Amo-Mensah; the Head, University Relations Office and Media, Dr. Obaapanin Oforiwaa Adu and the Head, Department of Human Resource Management, Dr. B. B. B. Bingab.

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It would be recalled that in December 2019, a delegation from the Management of the University, led by the Ag. Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang, paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of Parliament to indicate the University’s intention to offer the Third Gentleman of the land a well-deserved honorary doctorate degree.


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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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