Breaking News: University of Education Winneba Closed Down Indefinitely

The University of Education (UEW), Winneba, has been closed down with immediate effect.

The closure follows demonstrations by students which have turned distructive.

The students are demanding the return of a number of dismissed lecturers and the immediate dismissal of the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Prof. Afful-Broni.

Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan, announced the closure when he visited the school.

The decision was reached after a meeting between school authorities and the Central Regional Security Council.

According to him, the Winneba and Ejumako campuses have been closed down until the issues are resolved.

Mr Duncan indicated that all students including student leaders should vacate the campus premises by 6:00 pm.

According to Graphic Online correspondent, Gilbert Mawuli Agbey, the police fired a number of warning shots in an attempt to disperse the demonstrating students who have caused damage to property on campus. The Junior Common Room, the windscreen of the Students Representative Council bus and a notice board have all been damaged.

It is the second time in the last two years that the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has been closed down.

The University was closed down in 2017 following a high court order. The decision by the authorities to close down the state-funded university was confirmed in a news release issued by the registry of the school.

With the interim injunction, all the university’s campuses at Winneba, Kumasi, Ajumako and Mampong-Ashanti were made to stop operattion following the ruling by Justice Ato Graves-Mills of the Winneba High Court that some actions taken by the school’s council were illegal.


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