The Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has charged the newly inducted governing council of the University of Education, Winneba led by Professor Obeng Mireku to restore peace and the reputation of the institution.
Inaugurating the council, the minister said that, “UEW has been making the news headlines for all the wrong reasons. This inevitably cast the university in a negative light and it is not good for her reputation”.
He, therefore, charged them to take urgent steps to restore peace and order to UEW campus as soon as possible for the smooth running of the school.
There was an ensuing chaos at the UEW campus owing to what was described as a leadership crisis with calls for the resignation of the Vice Chancellor of the school.
The situation led to series of protests by students, including a violent one that resulted in the destruction of several school properties, forcing the police to fire tear gas to disperse the angry student protesters who were at the time pelting stones at the security officers.
By: Joel Sanco