Winneba (C/R) Sept.11, GNA - The University of Education Winneba (UEW) on Friday honoured six personalities for contributing to the growth of the University and the development of the country, at a Special Congregation at the at Winneba.
The occasion, a prelude to the University's 8th Autonomy Congregation, which will be addressed by President John Agyekum Kufuor on Saturday was attended by a large crowd of people including educationists and vice-chancellors from sister universities The personalities who had honorary degrees of Science, Law and D.Litt conferred on them, were His Eminence Peter cardinal Kodwo Appiah Turkson, President of the Catholic Bishop's Conference, Mrs. Esi Sutherland Addy, a research fellow of the university of Ghana, Legon, and Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, Chief Executive of the Korle Bu Hospital.
The rest were Mr. Thomas Bediako, a retired educationist, Professor Nathaniel Pecku, former Principal of the University College of Education and Dr, Kweku Nunoo-Ghartey, a retired medical practitioner.
The honorary of degree of law was conferred on Peter Cardinal Turkson for his contribution to higher education and community advancement while Professor Boateng was honored with the degree in law for contributing to health delivery and community advancement.
The degree of D. Litt was conferred on Mrs Sutherland Addy for her contribution to higher education and the establishment of the UEW while Mr. Thomas Bediako had the degree of law conferred on him for contributing to the development of Teacher Education in Ghana.
Dr. Nathaniel Pecku had the degree of law was conferred on him for contributing to higher education and the development of UEW while Dr.Kweku Nunoo-Ghartey had the honorary degree of science for his contribution to health and community advancement.
The Vice-chancellor of the UEW, Professor Jophus Anamuah-Mensah urged learned persons to share their knowledge with other people towards national development.
He said he was hopeful that the awards would spur people to work hard and rerededicate themselves to national development and humanity as a whole.
Professor Pecku on behalf of the award winners thanked the University for the honour done them and hoped that this would inspire others to offer similar service to the nation.
He said that the distance learning the University introduced would enable more teachers to acquire university education without leaving the classroom.