Police in Winneba have arrested two students of the University for Education Winneba for violating a directive by the Regional Security Council to vacate campus.
The directive was occasioned by the series of demonstrations by the students and some lecturers against the Vice Chancellor of the University, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni leading to the disruption of academic work in the school.
The order, issued by the Regional Security Council under the chairmanship of the Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan gave the students up 6pm Thursday March 14, 2019 to leave campus in a move that has been described as an indefinite closure of the school.
The police Public Relations Officer for the Central Region, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Irene Oppong said the two students were arrested in their halls of residence during routine checks.
She explained that the two were taken because some activities were ongoing on the campus after 6pm and could be linked to them.
The Vice Chancellor of the University has been accused of highhandedness in the running of the school and has within his short stay in office dismissed more than 30 lecturers and staff unlawfully.
He has also been accused of awarding dubious contracts and making fraudulent payments to some contractors.
The Vice Chancellor of the University has been accused by the Member of Parliament for Efutu, Alexander Afenyo Markin as being a very vindictive person who has failed to unite the University even after several calls from him and the Minister for Education as well as the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG).
They have all called for the resignation of the Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni.