The University of Education, Winneba has admitted 562 fresh students to begin sandwich course in Master of Education in French, Mathematics, Science, Human Rights, Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Certificate in Music Education.
The programme is designed to upgrade the knowledge of practicing teachers to enable them to cope with modern teaching practice.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Jophus Anamuah-Mensah stressed the importance of quality education as a vehicle for accelerated national development and appealed to the students to let hard work be their hallmark.
He said the UEW had forged a strong partnership with the Ghana Education Service and the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports (MESS) with the view to producing more qualified teachers to meet the growing demand for quality education.
Prof Anamuah-Mensah expressed dissatisfaction at some trained teachers who indulged in alcoholism and other negative practices detrimental to the aims and objectives of the teaching profession and advised them to turn a new leaf.
He said very soon the university, with the support of Carnegie Corporation of USA, would mount a post-graduate programme to deal with mentoring to develop supervisory powers of teachers and mentors.
Prof Anamuah-Mensah appealed to the MESS and the GES to support the university to enable the programme attract people to become mentors.
The university, he said, has also introduced a portfolio assessment system that allows heads and teachers to document their strengths such as teaching skills, management skills, knowledge of cognitive growth and child assessment skills.