Students of the University of Education, Winneba are expected to be on campus today, Monday, after the school was shut down due to a series of protests by students over the dismissal of some lecturers.
The students have been calling for the dismissal of the Vice Chancellor of the school for firing some the lecturers.
[contextly_sidebar id=”tb4CyOS65NoYWmxsKEFbtGrwzpEMztjI”]Three out of the eight dismissed lecturers have since been reinstated.
The reinstated lecturers included Dr. Emmanuel Osei Sarpong, Dr. Frimpong Kwaku Duku and Prof Ephraim Avea Nsoh.
A statement from the school’s Governing Council said the University Management and the Academic Board has been tasked to review its academic calendar to cater for the loss of time and ensure that staff and students work collaboratively to return academic work to normalcy.
Speaking to Citi News, PRO for UEW, Ernest Azutiga said the mid-semester examinations scheduled for Tuesday have also been suspended indefinitely.
“There were appeals and concerns by students and other Ghanaians and the Council, being magnanimous as it has always been, decided to suspend the mid-semester examinations indefinitely pending a meeting of the academic board today [Monday]. We would be able to determine when it would be appropriate for the students to take their mid-semester quizzes,” he said.
Dismissals and protests
Students of the UEW protested the sackings of some senior staff of the school by the Vice Chancellor.
The situation led to a series of demonstrations by students, including a violent one that resulted in the destruction of school properties.
The demand was also accompanied by calls for lecturers and other staff who have been sacked to be immediately reinstated.
In the heat of the moment, some students felt the sackings were an act of sabotage.
Students and lecturers have been insisting that the Vice-Chancellor of the school, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni, must resign for normalcy to return at the school.
By: Farida Yusif | citinewsroom.com | Ghana