The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has strongly backed calls for the resignation of the Vice Chancellor of the University for Education Winneba, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni to resign with immediate effect.
UTAG President, Dr. Eric Opoku Mensah said the Association has come to a firm conclusion that the best way to restore normalcy to the University is for the Vice Chancellor to resign and that anything short of that will see continuous turmoil and unrests in the school.
Speaking on Accra based okay Fm and monitored by BestNewsGH.com, Dr. Opoku Mensah said UTAG is also demanding the immediate reinstatement of all officials of the University, teaching and non-teaching staff alike, who were illegally dismissed.
The call by UTAG comes on the back of recent unrests in the University following some actions taken by the Vice Chancellor, including suspension and dismissal of some lecturers under very suspicious and dubious circumstances.
Lecturers, staff and students have been up in arms against the administration of Rev. Fr. Afful-Broni in the past few days, accusing him of being vindictive and running the University as though it was his personal property.
They have accused him of engaging in the award of irregular and fraudulent contracts and making dubious payments without recourse to laid down procedures.
Dr. Opoku Mensah said several meetings to get the issues in the University resolved and to get the Vice Chancellor to unite the staff of the school for effective academic and social life has fallen on deaf ears, hence the decision to ask for his immediate resignation.
He said one worrying trend was the reckless manner in which the Vice Chancellor issued summary dismissals to lecturers and staff of the University.