UEW impasse: UTAG demands VC’s resignation

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The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has waded into the controversy at the University of Education-Winneba which has resulted in the Vice Chancellor sacking some lecturers who disagree with him.

The new Vice Chancelor Rev. Prof. Afful-Broni is reported to have dismissed some teachers who openly disagree with him and his management style and policies in running the school.

The public spat on campus has drawn in the Member of Parliament for Efutu Alexander Afenyo-Markin who has accused the Vice chancellor of arbitrariness and recklessness in expenditure.

Students of the school embarked on a demonstration on campus Tuesday to press home their displeasure at happenings at the university.

Addressing the media Tuesday, National UTAG president, Dr. Eric Opoku Mensah said the lecturers association expects an immediate resignation of the Vice Chancellor and the reinstatement of the dismissed staff of the school.

“That the victimization and polarization on UEW campus is at variance with the President that the VC should reconcile  all  factions regarding the impasse which existed before his investiture, as at now over 30 people have been  sacked, suspended or demoted arbitrarily.

“having failed his assigned task, It is the considered position that Prof Afful-Broni  should resign honorably to save UEW from further chaos. UTAG is demanding an unconditional reinstatement of all staff who have been dismissed, demoed or suspended”.

UTAG also declared support for the demonstration of the students over the development but urged them to be cautious as they push home their position.

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