The University of Education Winneba is introducing a Bachelor of Science Chemistry Education programme next academic year to help produce more professional Chemistry teachers for the pre-tertiary levels of education.
The University also plans to run a top-up programme in Bachelor of Science Environmental Health and Sanitation Education in the sandwich mode, for graduands of the Diploma in Environmental Health and Sanitation Education and other qualified applicants next academic year.
Both programmes will be offered at the College of Agriculture Education at Asante Mampong.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Mawutor Avoke announced this at the 20thcongregation ceremony of the College of Agriculture Education at Asante Mampong.
He said plans are also advanced for the university to run a Master of Science in Agriculture by sandwich and Bachelors degree programmes in Information and Communication Technology, Natural Resources Management Education as well as Early Childhood Education.
Prof Avoke said all these programmes have been designed to contribute to national development.
To ensure that teaching and non-teaching staff of the university meet the best standards, opportunities have been given to some of them to pursue further studies to enable them to earn terminal degrees.
The Chairman of the University Council, Dr. Emmanuel Andoh announced that the College of Agriculture Education has seen expansion in some of its facilities.
Among these are the library complex, the College clinic and two-storey lecture halls. He acknowledged the tremendous assistance of the government and other major stakeholders to the university and urged the graduands to contribute their quota to the development of the country, as they go into the world of work.
A total of one thousand 666 students graduated from the College of Agriculture Education with Bachelors and Diploma certificates.
Out of the number, 395 graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in Agriculture, Biological Science, Environmental Health and Sanitation and Integrated Science Education.
George Addy was adjudged the best graduating male student, while Zinabu Adama received the best graduating female student award.
They each received 500 Ghana Cedis cash award.