The University of Education, Winneba (UEW), is now to award the BSc degree in the Human Development and Psychology programme offered by the Regent University College of Science and Technology (Regent-Ghana). This follows the approval of the Academic Board of the UEW at its third meeting for the 2011/2012 academic year held on May 28, 2012, to affiliate with the Regent University College in running the four-year degree programme.
Following the granting of accreditation by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to Regent-Ghana to run the BSc programme, the University College entered into discussions with Wheelock College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, for its certification. The programme was to run alongside a Master of Science counterpart. On March 31, 2007, Wheelock College signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Regent-Ghana in which the two institutions agreed to concentrate on the Master’s programme. This left out the Bachelor’s programme.
But having decided to run the programme, Regent-Ghana turned to its local affiliate, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). A year or so after going through the initial processes of panel visitation and evaluation of the programme, KNUST informed Regent-Ghana of its lack of expertise to moderate and certify the programme. This was in spite of the fact that its pioneer students had already enrolled in the programme.
It was within this context that Regent-Ghana approached the UEW (a principal player in counseling and psychology education in Ghana) to validate the Human Development and Psychology programme.