The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) was established by government ordinance in 1992 as a University College and placed in a special relationship with the University of Cape Coast. It was established with the amalgamation of seven renowned Teacher Diploma awarding colleges located in different towns.
The University was established as part of the Tertiary Education component of the Education Reform Programme which was launched by the Government of Ghana in 1987. UEW was mandated on establishment to train professional teachers and educational administrators for the pre-tertiary education sector in Ghana. These reforms were as a result of a re-appraisal of Ghana's tertiary system.
The first batch of 481 students was admitted in 1992. Today UEW boasts of over 11,481 full time students and 5,398 Distance Education students. Starting with eight (8) Academic Departments and the Institute for Educational Development and Extension (IEDE), the University now has twenty-nine (29) Academic Departments and Centres, six Faculties and twelve (12) Distance Education Regional Study Centres throughout the country.
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