PHOTOS: Uneasy calm on UEW campus over dismissals



Share this storyShare on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Linkedin

There is uneasy calm on the campus of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), following the dismissal of three principal staff last Friday.

Some students who are not happy with the development on Tuesday morning blocked some principal streets on campus with stones and tables.

The dismissals have resulted in a series of acts of disgruntlement on the part of some staff and students for which if not resolved immediately, teaching and learning may soon come to a standstill, according to some students.

Holding placards some of which read "Bring back our lecturers, the students went round campus registering their displeasure at the action, reports Graphic Online's Gilbert Mawuli Agbey who was on the campus Tuesday morning.

Gilbert Mawuli Agbey reported that the demonstrating students called for the dismissal of the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Fr Anthony Afful Broni.

Academic activities came to a halt Tuesday morning as the students took over the forecourt of the administration block.

Personnel from the Ghana Police Service responded and were deplored on campus to prevent the students from destroying property.

Agbey reported that the Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, was on campus to meet with the management of the university.

The students described the action by the Vice Chancellor as unnecessary and called for its "immediate reversal."

"They've given a dismissal letter to most of our lecturers whom we deem the right people for the work," one student said.

"What we are saying is they should bring back our lecturers because, we are suffering, level 400s are having their project, level 300s are also preparing for pre-internship. today is today," another student said.

"They sacked lecturers here we didn't say anything and today, Dr Sarpong…no Dr Sarpong, No UEW, bring him now," the unhappy students chanted.

Graphic