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.
From right Surv. Osei-Barima Esq., Rt. Hon. Mike Oquaye, Rev. Fr. Prof. Afful-Broni and a 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. 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. 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.
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.
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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