SCDE hosts past heroes of the School

Picture of School Management with retirees


In a remarkable show of respect for history and academic unity, the School of Continuing and Distance Education (SCDE) hosted an important faculty and staff durbar. The event’s theme, "75 years of University-based Adult and Continuing Education in Ghana," marked a high point in the SCDE's celebration of the University of Ghana's 75th Anniversary.

Discussants: (Left to right) Professor Michael Tagoe, Professor Yaw Oheneba Sakyi, Professor Kate Addo-Adeku and Professor Miranda Greenstreet *with Mrs. Regina Afari Boateng as moderator

The Chairperson for the event, Professor Olivia Kwapong highlighted the SCDE's proud history within the University of Ghana.  She explained that the school was very conscious of documenting its stories, referencing the archive built during Professor Michael Tagoe’s tenure as a commendable initiative which ought to be continued.


Professor Olivia Kwapong, Dean, School of Continuing and Distance Education

Former Administrators of the school including; Professor Miranda Greenstreet, Professor Kate Addo-Adeku, Professor Yaw Oheneba Sakyi, and Professor Michael Tagoe, took the stage to share their stories. They talked about the evolution, growth, key moments, turning points and infrastructural investments made by the School over the years.  They also discussed projects; that had begun, been modified and those that had remained the same, along with their hopes for the SCDE's role within the College and the University of Ghana.

A cross-section of Audience


In his address, Professor Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, the Provost, College of Education, commended the organisers for their efforts in arranging the event.  He then urged the school to regularly visit retired Professors who have played a significant role in the progress of the school.  According to the Provost, spending time with the retired Professors not only bring them joy but also adds a sense of excitement and unity with the school.

Professor Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, Provost, College of Education

He also stressed the importance of knowing the school’s history and recognizing one’s place within it.  “I am happy to hear our predecessors sharing their stories, which is why I am very humbled standing in front of all these great stalwarts having taken the lead in bringing the school this far” he added.

Mr. Joseph Nkansah, College Secretary


Giving the closing remarks, Mr. Joseph Nkansah, the College Secretary expressed his appreciation to the former administrators and staff for their immense efforts and contributions to the College of Education, as well as the SCDE UG @75 planning committee for organising such a thoughtful programme.


A cross-section of participants


He said, “the programme is a noble cause which ought to be embraced by all because people who do not know where they come from would not know where they are headed to.”  He also suggested creating a museum to house historical records, envisioning it as a place of interest for tourists and a source of income for the school. 


A cross-section of participants

Present at the event were former administrators of SCDE, Provost, College Secretary, Dean, Heads of Departments, faculty members, administrators, staff and students.