The Principal of the Colleges of Languages at the University of Education Winneba (UEW), Professor Ephraim Avea Nsoh has said he is still at post, despite reports of his dismissal.
In a report sighted on Citinewsroom.com, Mr. Avea Nsoh insisted that he is still a principal at the school, given that he had not received a letter indicating his dismissal.
“As far as I am concerned, I still remain the Principal of the Colleges of Language. I have not received any letter but I suspect it will come,” he said.
My students understand I am still the principal. I know by law that I am still the Principal,” he added. The University Council dismissed three principal staff of the school last week, including Prof. Avea Nsoh, sparking fresh protests by students on campus.
There has been ensuing chaos at the UEW campus owing to what has been described as a leadership crisis with many calling for the resignation of the Vice Chancellor of the school, Prof. Afful Broni. The demand is also accompanied by calls for lecturers and other staff who have been sacked to be immediately reinstated.
The University of Education, Winneba was shut down indefinitely following a third day of student protests against the school’s Vice-Chancellor. The Central Regional Security Council announced the closure of the school after visiting the campus on Thursday, March 14, 2019.
During the demonstration, armed police officers who went there to calm the situation clashed with the students. Reports according to 3news.com at the time had it that 10 people got injured as a result of the clash. Other sources reported that two students involved in vandalizing school properties were feared dead.
According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on GhanaCelebrities.com, a UEW student indicated in an interview with Silver FM that two students were believed to have died. Currently, the University of Education, Winneba has been shut down amid police investigations into the violent incident.