The construction works of the Graduate School Complex at UEW Ghana or rather the University of Education, Winneba have been officially launched at the Faculty enclave in the North Campus of the University.
The 4-storey complex, which is designed to be energy efficient and to also cater to people with special needs, will upon completion (in 24 months’ time) offer administrative, teaching and presentation, learning and research, and interactive spaces.
It will particularly have offices, filing rooms, large rooms for graduate students workstations, an e-library and normal library, a computer laboratory, lactation spaces for nursing mothers, student lounge areas, a 250 seating capacity auditorium, maintenance and utility rooms, syndicate rooms, washrooms, kitchenettes, a lift and staircases access ramps.
Significance of the Graduate School Complex
The construction of the Graduate School Complex is part of efforts by the Management of UEW to strengthen and expand graduate studies, mentor graduate students in research and output, and generally provide a conducive environment for both staff and students by upgrading infrastructure and resources to international standards.
The Complex will be the focal point for all business-related graduate studies. This would ensure that all activities, facilities, and services of graduate studies are properly synchronized and coordinated at a designated enclave for ease of access and doing business with the School of Graduate Studies.
A real turning point for the UEW
Speaking during the sod-cutting ceremony, Very Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni, the Vice-Chancellor of the university said that the construction of a visible infrastructure dedicated to promoting postgraduate studies at the UEW was a real turning point.
“On the higher education setting, universities are defined by postgraduate rather than undergraduate studies. Whenever a university moves to the level where it can visibly demonstrate that they have the capacity to set up and run postgraduate schools to strengthen graduate studies, research, and output, it is great news for the University,” he explained.