A lecturer at the University of Education, Winneba has lauded the initiative by the University College of Management Studies (UCOMS) for the creation of a research extension Officers unit to help in the dissemination of the rich information in research works from various universities.
According to Dr. Christine Hammond, the research work resonates with the government of Ghana’s Tertiary Education Policy Document which received cabinet approval in 2019.
“The Policy states that the regulator shall identify and designate research-intensive universities for special support”.
“It also affirms that the research innovation and training of postgraduate students should continue to be the hallmark of every matured university,” Dr. Christine Hammond said.
Speaking at the 8th graduation ceremony of the University College of Management Studies held its its Jerusalem campus, the lecturer who was speaking on behalf of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Professor Anthony Afful Broni, explained that UCOMS has shown maturity by becoming the torch bearer for the Research Extension Officers initiative and deserve unwavering applause and support.
“The UEW pledges its allegiance to rally support as it continues to deepen the existing partnership,” Dr. Christine Hammond said.
She also applauded the graduands and urged them to be good ambassadors of the University.
“Yes the journey was tough and on several occasions, you felt like giving up because sometimes you were discouraged that you couldn’t make the grades, but through it all, that light at the end of the tunnel gave you hope”.
“You dusted off your anxiety, failures and disappointment and soldiered like the UCOMS wise warriors that you are,” the representative of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba said.
Dr. Hammond again urged the graduands to eschew all forms of vices that could bring shame to the university but rather take advantage of entrepreneurship opportunities that will leave their footprint in the sand of time.
Nana Asare Bediako, the Registrar of the University also indicated that plans are far advanced to introduce the Bachelor of Science Degree in Actuarial Science, Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Care and Management and Tourism and Hospitality Management.
“We have accreditation from the National Accreditation Board to run these programmes and it will start soon,” the Registrar said.