The Acting Vice Chancellor of the Universityof education, Winneba, Rev. Fr. Anthony Afful-Broni has indicated that the Effutu Community, a group with which the University shares a special bond, will enjoy a special treatment through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
According to the Professor, in his almost 20 years of working in the University, the relationship has been “very cordial” since times past. In fact, UEW and the Effutu community have, as partners, transformed the bond to a “new high level of which we are all proud and living witnesses.”
The academician told the indigenes that the branded Corporate Social Responsibility intervention and cooperation is covering several areas including Primary and Secondary Education, Library resourcing, Entrepreneurship training, Security and Employment.
Highlighting some of the support given to Effutuman, Rev. Fr Afful Broni said since the since the beginning of 2018, the University of Education had ensured equity in its human resource recruitment policy, having employed an unprecedented high number of very highly qualified indigene applicants for various positions in the University.
Apart from supporting the 2018 Aboakyer Festival, he added, “we are in the process of donating street lights to some communities within Winneba, to enhance security.”
“It is even becoming more imperative that we do engage in this UEW-Effutu partnership more seriously and with much commitment because, for the next academic year, private Landlords and Landladies in this township will provide as much as 80% of our accommodation needs for our staff and students.” He averred.
On the premises of education, he tasked parents to take advantage of the free Senior High School (SHS) to educate their wards, giving his word that the University will render its support to making sure education becomes a priority in the community.
He said, “UEW shares collective responsibility with Efutuman to make sure that her sons and daughters take advantage of the current government’s Free SHS policy to ensure that as many children as possible get access to high school education.”
The Vice Chancellor hinted that the University had taken practical steps to absorb the huge number of applicants that will seek admission to our various programmes during the 2020 academic year when the first batch of the free SHS will be due to enter University.
In his words, “designs have been completed and contracts are about to be awarded for the construction of 8 pavilions, each with 550 seat capacity, all in anticipation of the arrival of the first batch of the free SHS students. We are increasing and expanding Wi-Fi access to ease research, teaching and learning; we are bringing on board more resources and more lecturers are being employed to meet the numbers.”
The Professor noted that UEW, as an educational institution knows the value and importance of education to the development of any community, hence the step to support the people of Effutu.
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