Over the years, people have had some erroneous perceptions that only weak learners venture into distance education as their last resorts. But, in the actual sense, this has always generated various arguments from the populace. Why so?
Whilst some sections of the public feel that main stream (regular) tertiary education is for all and sundry, others think that it’s for only bright learners and so, only failed students pursue distance education.
Madam Silvia Freeman Kwadey
According to an audio excerpt from Omanhene Kofi Antwi of Asta FM – Techiman, The National President of the Distance Education Students Association (DESA) of the University of Education – Winneba, Madam Silvia Freeman Kwadey, has said that distance education is not meant for students who could not pass their exams whilst in school as being promulgated by the public but a method of education for people who are already in the job market but still want to further their education.
Check audio here;
…Glamorous Mini Congress…
The audio excerpt was from a Mini Congress that was held in the Central Region. Present at the mini congress were the Dean of students affairs, Dr Ernest Kwasi Amponsah, the Vice Dean, Dr Christiana Hammond, Mr Akudugu Issaka – For SRC Vice President of UEW and an aspiring candidate as the Minister of Roads and Highways for this year’s Youth Parliament.
Miss Linda Ibrahim
The icing on the cake was actualised by the National Secretary of DESA, Miss Linda Ibrahim as she used her global influence to second the National President’s assertion. Miss Linda Ibrahim is a pioneer in the “new era educational reforms” and an astute educationists who took significant roles in ushering in the New Standards Based curriculum in the whole country.
Also, during the said mini congress, there was a session for appreciation for past executives where Miss Linda Ibrahim was honoured as an acting secretary for 2018/2019 academic year and still the substantive secretary for 2019/2020.
For further details of the activities of DESA, call Her Excellency Sylvia Freeman Kwadey, the National President of DESA – UEW on 0241666188.
Congrats to all executives for a successful congress !!!!
BY : C. A. Asante
Ghana – W/A.