There is uneasy calm on the campus of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), following the dismissal of three principal staff last Friday
Reasons for dismissal
Excerpts of the letter of dismissal in respect of Dr. Kaakyire Duku states that his conduct in respect of a court action he initiated, together with six other staff showed that he did not exhaust the internal structures of the University for settling dispute, before he proceeded to court and used the institutional time to go to court without seeking official permission.
For Prof Avea Nsoh, his charge is that he has not been cooperating with other management members.
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Dr Sarpong on his part was dismissed based on an allegation
The dismissals, made public last Friday, have resulted in a series of acts of disgruntlement on the part of some staff and students for which if not resolved immediately, teaching and learning may soon come to a standstill, according to some students.
The students on Tuesday morning blocked some principal streets on campus with stones and tables.
Holding placards some of which read "Bring back our lecturers, the students went
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Gilbert Mawuli Agbey reported that the demonstrating students called for the dismissal of the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Fr Anthony Afful
Academic activities came to a halt Tuesday morning as the students took over the forecourt of the administration block.
Personnel from the Ghana Police Service responded and were deployed on campus to prevent the students from destroying property.
Agbey reported that the Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, was on campus to meet with the management of the university.
The students described the action by the Vice Chancellor as unnecessary and called for its "immediate reversal."
"They've given a dismissal letter to most of our lecturers whom we deem the right people for the work," one student said.
"What we are saying is they should bring back our lecturers
"They sacked lecturers here we didn't say anything and today, Dr Sarpong...no Dr Sarpong, No UEW, bring him now," one unhappy student chanted.