UEW Governing Council places cost of destruction following disturbances on campus at 250k

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The Governing Council of the University of Education, Winneba has placed the total cost of destruction of properties during protests by students of the school at two hundred and fifty (250) thousand cedis.

A Member of the Governing Council, John Darko, explained that facilities including ATM, glass windows, as well as vehicles among others which were destroyed by the students would have to be repaired and replaced in some instances.

Mr. John Darko who made the disclosure while conducting the media around the damaged properties in the University, hinted that the Ajumako and Winneba campuses of the University will be opened soon in consultation with the Regional Security Council headed by the Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan.

“The total cost of damage is estimated at about GHC250,000. We need to understand that broken down critical facilities such as vehicles, ATMs, glass windows and others affected by the violence may have to be repaired before the students could be asked to report back to campus.”

“There is also a need to do a cleanup and undertake a repair and restoration of major facilities on our campuses before we could ask the students to report back,” he added.

The Central Regional Security Council, last Thursday shut down the school indefinitely after a 3-day protest by students which ended in the destruction of several school properties.

The students were demanding the reinstatement of some lecturers who have been sacked.

The dismissed lecturers included local University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) president, Dr. Frimpong Kakyire Duku and the Principal of the Colleges of Languages at UEW, Prof. Ephraim Avea Nsoh.

A senior lecturer popular with the students, Dr. Emmanuel Osei Sarpong, also had his appointment terminated.

The students’ protests were backed by UTAG, which called the sackings baseless.

Source: BestNewsGH.com


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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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