College of Education Provost Attends Induction of New Principal and 7th Graduation Ceremony

A group photograph of convocation and dignitaries after the induction ceremony

The Provost of the College of Education, Professor Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, attended the induction ceremony of Dr. Halidu Musah as the new principal of Gbewaa College of Education and the 7th graduation ceremony of the College's first batch of students who pursued the four-year Bachelor of Education (B.ED) programme from 11th and 12 August, 2023 respectively.

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Dr. Halidu Musah, newly inducted Principal Gbewaa College of Education

Dr. Halidu Musah, the newly inducted principal, expressed his vision for Gbewaa College of Education, which includes a focus on human resources, infrastructural improvement, capacity building, environmental protection, students' discipline, and academic excellence. He highlighted the transition from a diploma to a degree-producing institution and emphasised the need to prepare the college for a fully tertiary status. He mentioned ongoing efforts to upgrade staff qualifications to terminal degrees and to provide training and guidance for research and publication. He added that the training was noted to be positively impacting staff productivity in terms of research and publications.

Professor Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, the Provost of the College of Education, University of Ghana

The Provost of the College of Education, University of Ghana (COE-UG), Professor Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, emphasised the importance of research and called for increased focus on the research aspect of their work. He revealed plans to organise workshops and other initiatives aimed at enhancing writing and publication skills for all six Colleges of Education under their mentorship, including the Gbewaa College of Education.  Prof. Codjoe reiterated that he has requested the Colleges of Education to establish College Research Committees that would collaborate closely with COE-UG Educational Research.

He added that the COE-UG Educational Research initiative plans to establish surveillance sites for research across the country. These sites would involve the active participation of all the institutions under their mentorship.  “When successfully implemented along with the active involvement of principals and faculty from the various Colleges, it would lead to significant improvements in research and publication capabilities”, he remarked. This, in turn, would have a positive impact on the career advancements and promotions of the faculty members.


Professor Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe (right) handing over the token of appreciation to the representative of the Vice-Chancellor, UCC

The graduation ceremony also saw a profound and symbolic gesture, by the Provost of the College of Education, representing the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, joining hands with Gbewaa College of Education in offering a token of appreciation to the representative of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast.  This gesture not only commemorated the transition but also underscored the importance of collaboration and continuity in their academic journey.  

A cross-section of the graduands

Professor Codjoe also praised Gbewaa College of Education for its successful induction and graduation ceremonies.  He appreciated the incorporation of rich cultural displays, which added a vibrant and enjoyable dimension to the events.

The Provost was accompanied by the College Finance Office - Mr. Michael Owusu Ansah, College Human Resource Office – Mrs. Jocelyn Boateng, Assistant Registrar - Provost’s Office Ms. Dorinda Nbinmah Yeboah, College Facilities Manager - Mr. Kwadzo Mawufemor, Public Affairs Officer – Ms Agnes Baidoo, Senior Administrative Assistant - Provost’s Office - Mr. Prince Boateng Blay, Senior Administrative Assistant - Academic Affairs - Mr. Evans Abankwah, National Service Personnel - Annual New Year School - Mr. Godfred Takala and National Service Personnel – UG Printing Press – Mr. Joseph Akoto.