UEW impasse: Minister brokers peace between Afenyo-Markin and VC


Minister of Education Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has introduced collectively feuding factions fueling the “threatening” growth at  University of Education, Winneba (UEW) for peace discuss.

According to the minister, the prevailing scenario on the college was a “source of worry” to his ministry and different stakeholders.

At least 30 employees have both been dismissed or demoted on the University of Education, Winneba as accusations and counter accusations on the administration of the college culminated into college students demonstration.

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh in a Facebook publish on Friday, March 15, 2019 mentioned he had a gathering with the important thing individuals concerned within the concern, and that the events have agreed to come back collectively in making certain that peace prevails for educating and studying to happen easily.

“I made a decision to ask the Vice Chancellor of the University, Rev. Prof. Afful-Broni, the Chairman of UEW’s council, Prof. Emmanuel Nicholas Abakah, the Member of Parliament for Winneba, Hon Alexander Afenyo-Markin, and another staffers of UEW and involved members of the neighborhood for a gathering to handle the scenario that was threatening the soundness of peace at UEW.

“Differences were addressed and settled with an agreement to collaborate in addressing issues that affect stakeholders directly and indirectly,” Dr. Opoku Prempeh famous.

He expressed confidence that the brand new discovered understanding will function a bedrock for peaceable deliberations and relations on the UEW.

On Monday, March 11, information of the sacking of some seven employees of the college broke.

Amongst the sacked individuals have been two senior lecturers, considered one of whom was very vocal in talking towards the dismissal of former Vice Chancellor of the college, Professor Mawutor Avoke.

Read:UEW dismisses lecturers who challenged ex-VC Avoke sacking

The sacking of those seven individuals led to some agitations amongst some employees and lecturers of the varsity.

Some college students launched into a protest march calling for his or her reinstatement, a protest which created chaos following a stand off between the protesting college students and police personnel.

Read:[Video]UEW in chaos! Gunshots, teargas fired as Police conflict with protesting college students

The scenario led to the closure of the varsity.

It is on the again of those developments that the minister referred to as a gathering between administration and main stakeholders on the problem.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana