News reaching Jennygh confirms that the University of Education, Winneba, has been closed down with immediate effect. Breaking News: University of Education Closed Down Following Violent Demonstration By Students
The closure follows demonstrations by students which have turned destructive.
Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan, has confirmed the shut down on Peace FM’s 12noon news bulletin on Thursday.
According to him the Kumasi and Mampong campuses will still run despite the closure of the Winneba campus.
The students are demanding the return of a number of dismissed lecturers and the immediate dismissal of the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Prof. Afful-Broni.
The police fired a number of warning shots in an attempt to disperse the demonstrating students who have caused damage to property on campus.
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The Junior Common Room, the windscreen of the Students Representative Council bus and a notice board have all been damaged.
UEW is in the news again over the dismissal of some lecturers by the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the school, Rev. Father Professor Afful-Broni.
Students are demonstrating against this decision and are insisting that the lecturers be reinstated.
On the other hand, UTAG and other stakeholders have sworn to do whatever it takes to bring normalcy back to campus.
It can be recalled that Member of Parliament (MP) for Effutu Constituency, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, played a key role in the removal of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, Professor Mawutor Avoke.
The Supreme Court quashed a Winneba High court decision that led to their suspension and subsequent dismissal of Prof. Avoke.
Subsequently, lawyers of dismissed former Vice-Chancellor wrote to the school’s Governing Council directing it to prepare the office of their client to enable him to resume work.
Prior to this period, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, swore Reverend Father Professor Anthony Afful-Broni, as the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW).
This was amidst a warning by law Professor Raymond Atuguba to President Nana Akufo-Addo for abetting illegality, because the induction happened pending the case challenging the removal of the immediate past Vice-Chancellor.