General News Mon, 8 Apr 2019

We need a peaceful UEW – Afenyo Markin

The Member of Parliament for Efutu, Mr Alexander Afenyo-Markin has called on stakeholders in the impasse at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), to adopt a reconciliatory path to bring to an end to the crisis at the school.

The University, located in Winneba in the Efutu Constituency, in the Central Region, has been closed down for nearly a month after protests by students over the dismissal of some lecturers.

Three out of the eight lecturers dismissed have been reinstated. The school also resumed today, Monday after it was shut down in March 2019.

Afenyo Markin has indicated that the decision to reinstate only three of the lecturers does not reflect the consensus reached among stakeholders.

The MP indicated his unhappiness with the approach, which he described as a half-baked solution to the leadership crisis.

“The contention has been that these people were being victimized. If you study each of the cases, you will get to know that someone like Akwasi, for instance, was suspended for merely sending a WhatsApp message,” he said.

Students of the University have expressed misgivings about the leadership style of the Vice-Chancellor.

The issues at the University was as a result of a legal tussle, after an interdiction in 2017, which resulted in the dismissal of the former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mawutor Avoke, in 2018 by the Governing Council.

UEW resumes today

Students of the University of Education, Winneba are expected to be on campus today, Monday, after the school was shut down about a month ago.

The students have been calling for the dismissal of the Vice Chancellor of the school for firing some the lecturers.

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.

Source: citinewsroom.com
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