UEW shut down indefinitely; students given up to 6pm to vacate campuses

UEW shut down indefinitely; students given up to 6pm to vacate campuses

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Students are protesting against the sacking of some senior lecturers

The Central Regional Security Council has indefinitely shut down two campuses of the University of Education following violent protests Thursday leading to injuries of some students and destruction of university property.

Students of the university have up to 6:00pm today to vacate the Winneba and Ajumako campuses, Central Regional Minister Kwamina Duncan ordered after visiting the school in the wake of the violent incident.

He described the scene at the Winneba campus as chaotic, and explained the latest decision is to ensure lives and property are protected, saying “we cannot sit down for this [violence] to continue”.

Heavily armed police personnel have currently taken over the Winneba campus to prevent any further violent incident by the students who have been demanding the reinstatement of their dismissed lecturers and also asking for the resignation of their vice chancellor Rev Prof Afful-Broni.

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