Minister for education meets UEW VC, MP and stakeholders over impasse

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The Minister for Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has met the various stakeholders in the brawl at the University for Education Winneba.

They include the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Anthony Afful-Broni, the Member of Parliament for the Efutu Constituency in the Central Region, Alexander Afenyo Markin, the Member of Parliament for the Assin Central Constituency, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong and the chairman of the governing council of the University among others.

The main reason for meeting the stakeholders was to find a solution to the impasse that has engulfed the University leading to its closure by the Central Regional Security Council (REGSEC) under the leadership of the Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan.

Students and lecturers of the University have been up in arms against the Vice Chancellor for what they say is the victimization of some lecturers and staff of the University.

They accuse Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni of firing more than 30 lecturers and staff within the one year that has been in office.

He has also been accused of awarding dubious contracts and making fraudulent payments to some contractors without recourse to laid down procedures.

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) and the Member of Parliament for Efutu together with students and lecturers of the University have called for the immediate resignation of the Vice Chancellor, arguing that he has proven that he cannot unite the University.

The meeting, held yesterday Friday, March 15 2019 saw the Minister intervene in the matter and called for cool heads to prevail and for the University to return to normalcy.

It however remains unclear when the school will be reopened for academic work to continue.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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