Management of SCDE pays working visit to Bolgatanga and Tamale Learning Centres

A Team from the School of Continuing and Distance Education (SCDE), led by the Dean, Prof. Olivia A. T. F Kwapong paid a two-day working visit to the Bolgatanga and Tamale Learning Centres from 15th -16th September 2022. Other members of the Team were the Head of the University of Ghana Learning Centres, Dr. Isaac Kofi Biney, the Head of the Department of Distance Education, Dr. Samuel Amponsah, the School Administrator, Mrs. Regina Afari Boateng and an Account Personnel from the College of Education, Ms. Trinity Treve. The purpose of the visit was for the Team to meet with the Coordinators and staff and familiarize itself with the work of the Centres.













The Dean of SCDE and her Team with staff of the Bolgatanga Learning Centre


The first Centre to be visited by the Team was the Bolgatanga Learning Centre followed by the Tamale Learning Centre. At the Bolgatanga Learning Centre, the Team had the opportunity of inspecting ongoing renovation works of the centre’s facility. Because of the renovation works, the bungalow meant for the Coordinator was being used as makeshift offices for the staff of the Centre. At both the Bolgatanga and the Tamale Learning Centres, the Team met with the Coordinators and their respective staff where they shared some of their successes and challenges. Prof. Kwapong and her team assured them measures would be put in place to mitigate some of their challenges where possible and refer the rest to the appropriate officers.













The Dean of SCDE and her Team with Staff of the Tamale Learning Centre

At Bolgatanga, the Dean and her team paid a courtesy call on the Upper East Regional Minister. In his welcome speech, Hon. Stephen Yakubu expressed satisfaction with the impact the university has on the Community. He was optimistic that this would go a long way to enhance personal development of the people in the Region. The Dean took the opportunity to express her appreciation to him for all the support he has been giving the Bolgatanga Learning Centre.













Prof. Kwapong and her Team with the Upper East Regional Minister (in smock)

These periodic visits which the Dean and her Team will be embarking on, will enable them to have firsthand information of activities, successes, and challenges of the Learning Centres so her office can leverage on the successes while resolving or suggesting solutions to ameliorate the challenges.