The Institute for Distance Education and e-Learning (IDeL) of the University of Education, Winneba held a four day training workshop for 38 selected coordinators drawn from all its study centers across the country. The programme took place at the Wadoma Royal Hotel in Kumasi from the 19th to the 22nd of August 2018.
Speaking at the program, Mr. William Bieni, Deputy Registrar IDEL, said apart from the existing 38 study centers, plans are far advanced to commission 2 more centers to augment the seemly increasing numbers for Distance Education in the country.
He said the University has made available an electronic platform for e- registration so that interested candidates will not necessarily have to travel to the various main campuses to register for admission.
The work shop was aimed at equipping the participants with the right skills and knowledge to in turn assist tutors of the various study Centers to give out the best of tuition to their students.
In view of these, participants were tasked to be disciplined in their core mandate since their job will be so demanding and also set targets to be met by them, as well as subject to tight monitoring and assessment.
Mr. Bieni added that, failure to comply and also failing to produce good results will lead to termination of the appointment of the affected employee since there are a mountain high of application letters pending on his desk, the University will not hesitate to require the services of a more qualified and dedicated staff for the position.
As part of its constitutional mandate, the Distance Education Students Association taking it upon itself donated 16 internet routers to the Institute of Distance learning Education and e-Learning to help make learning smart, easier and effective at the study centres.The gesture is the first of a number of donations to be made until it covers all the study centers in the country. The handing over was done by the National President of the Association, Mr. Abdulsallam Alhassan.
Receiving the items, the Director of IDEL, Prof. Francis Owusu Mensah lauded the group for such noble gestures and promised on behalf of the University, to put the items to good use in order to achieve maximum benefit by students in the various study centers.