Students of the University of Education, Winneba are expected to be on campus today, Monday, April 8, 2019 to begin academic work on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 after days of closure.
The school was shut down on 14 March 2019 after students’ protest turned violent leading to widespread damage of school property estimated at about GHS25,000.
The aggrieved students were protesting on the dismissal of three of their lecturers by the Vice-Chancellor Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni.
Students of the School earlier expressed misgivings about the leadership style of the Vice Chancellor, and described it as authoritarian.
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.
Meanwhile Hon Alexander Afenyo-Markin, the MP for Efutu 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 University.
Mr Afenyo Markin told journalists at a mini press conference, at the Parliament House, in Accra: “we need a peaceful University of Education”, and appealed to the Vice Chancellor to be ready, with a reconciliatory approach, coupled with his religious background to bring the impasse to an end.
“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.