UEW postpones Mid-Semester examinations indefinitely, Academic board to meet Monday to set date for exams and reopening

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The University of Education Winneba (UEW) has postponed indefinitely, the mid-semester examinations which were scheduled to begin from April 9.

No reasons were given for the decision contained in a statement issued Thursday by the University Registry, but it is believed to be linked to the closure of the school in March 14 following protests that turned violent.

The academic board is expected to meet on April 8 when the university is set to re-open, to decide on a new date for the mid semester examinations.

The decision to reopen the university was taken based on the “advice and permission” from the Regional Security Council to the Governing Council.

The University was closed down on March 14 following a violent protest on campus last month against the dismissal of their lecturers.

After wide consultations by the Governing Council, it has been announced that students will arrive on campus on Monday for the mid-semester examinations to take place from Tuesday, 9th April, 2019 to Friday, 12th April, 2019.

“The Governing Council further brings to the attention of the Students Representative Council (SRC), the general student body, lecturers and staff of the University that on-campus-resident students will only be allowed into the halls of residence on the two campuses effective Monday April 8, 2019, and not earlier.”

The Governing Council has therefore tasked the university management and the academic board to review the school’s academic calendar to cater for the loss of time and ensure that staff and students work collaboratively to return academic work to normalcy.

A statement from the University council Wednesday also said three principal officers of the school whose dismissal sparked the series of protest last month, have been reinstated.

University of Education, Winneba reinstates dismissed lecturers
Professor Ephraim Avea Nsoh, former Upper East Regional Minister and Principal of the College of Languages Education at Ajumako, Dr. Frimpong Kaakyire Duku who is the local President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) and Dr. Emmanuel Osei Sarpong, a former Alumni President who was representing the alumni on the University Council were dismissed on March 7 for alleged acts of misconduct.

Source: Peacefmonline.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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