There is an ongoing confusion at the University Of Education Winneba, as students prevented lectures from coming on since Wednesday 13th March, 2019. The holding of lectures at the North, Central and the south Campuses were halted at Winneba, Central Region amidst heavy security presence to ensure order.
Tension, confusion and the actions of the student was as a result of the dismissals of some lecturers and other staff of the university by the Top administration which is led by Rev. Father Prof. Anthony Afful –Broni .
Some of the dismissed staff whose sacking brought about the current state on campus are Prof. Ephraim Avea Nsoh, Principal of the College of Languages Education at Ajumako, Dr. Frempong Kaakyire Duku, the Local President of the University Teachers Association Of Ghana (UTAG) and Dr. Emmanuel Osei Sarpong, a former Alumni President who was representing the Alumni on the University Council.
Dr. Kaakyire Duku dismissal according to management of the university came about when he together with six other staff, initiated a court action against the university without exhausting the internal structures of the institution for settling disputes, before he proceeded to court ,and further used the institution’s working hours to go to court without seeking official permission.
The Students yesterday morning protested by singing and shouting ‟will not agree to such actions by management” Some of the student after the disruptions of lecturers moved to their various hostels and no lectures was held yesterday.
The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has called on the Vice Chancellor of UEW to resign follows the recent controversies that have upset the current peace of the university due to the dismissal of some lectures.
The university has been hit by controversies in the past. Political interference has also created serious rivalry and confusion at the University. The MP of Winneba, Mr. Afenyo Markin claims the current Vice Chancellor Rev. Father Prof. Anthony Afful –Broni has committed the same mistakes by the previous Vice Chancellor who was dismissed last year hence has failed and must resign. Internal sources also claim the Vise chancellor does not allow the Mr. Markin to manipulate the university‘s affairs which has caused tension and confusion between the two.
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