Management of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) and a delegation from the General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Council Chamber of UEW on Tuesday, 28th September 2021.
The MoU gives UEW the green light to establish a Study Centre at the Ghana Military Academy and Training School, Accra-Teshie, to train military officers for their professional and personal development.
In this regard, UEW is expected to design and offer some market-driven contemporary security-conscious programmes to arm security officers in the country as well as help fortify the nation’s security services.
The Vice-Chancellor of UEW, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni, in his remarks at the signing of the agreement, described the agreement as one of the biggest under his tenure of office.
He emphasised that the GAF delegation’s visit to UEW ascertained that UEW had come a long way. “It shows that you in the Ghana Armed Forces attach such great importance to the relationship that you want to have with us. Otherwise, you wouldn’t bring such top-notch members of your community, Director of Training, Deputy Director of Training, the Head of Education, and several tutors in the education programme.”
Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni (right) during deliberations with the team from GAF Rev. Fr. Prof. Afful-Broni projected, “It’s very enlightening to see that the Ghana Armed Forces has chosen to go not to Legon (the University If Ghana), not to UPSA, not to GIMPA while all these big very prestigious universities are nearer to them but chose to come all the way to the University of Education, Winneba. It tells Ghana, it tells the world that UEW has come a long way and UEW has a lot to offer and we probably do not make enough noise about what it is we do”.
The Vice-Chancellor averred, “When it comes to education, this is the place to be. We will let the world know that you have come of age, we have come of age and we want to establish a very beautiful relationship that we believe will last a very long time”.
The Principal, College of Distance and e-Learning (CoDeL), UEW, Prof. Francis Owusu Mensah, in revealing the purpose for the meeting on behalf of the Registrar, Surv. Paul Osei-Barima Esq., stated that the signing of the MoU would be the guiding principle, guiding document, and guiding philosophy underlying the kind of interaction both institutions were going to have.
College Principal, Prof. Francis Owusu Mensah speaking on behalf of the Registrar, UEW “Today, we’ve arrived at our destination on a journey that we started some months ago with initial expression of interest to partner the Ghana Armed Forces to provide further education for the staff which we embraced. After series of fruitful interactions, today is going to mark the formal signing of the Memorandum of Understanding,”
Prof. Owusu Mensah asserted. The Director-General of the Department of Training at the General Headquarters of GAF, Brigadier General Twum Ampofo-Gyekye, on his part, extended warm compliments from the Chief of Defence Staff, Vice Admiral Seth Amoama, and the entire GAF to the Management of UEW.
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