Ghana:UEW shutdown; Police fire tear gas amid student protest.

Ghana:UEW shutdown; Police fire tear gas amid student protest.

By Papisdaff Abdullah

Authorities of the University of Education Winneba have asked students to vacate the school after students went on rampage for two successive days.

A lecturer who spoke to Pan African Visions said the decision is to restore calm and forestall any further damage to school property.

The decision was taken after the police fired warning shots in an attempt to disperse demonstrating students of the University.

The students who are demonstrating at the University’s north campus over what they say are the unjustified dismissal of a number of lecturers supervising students project work, have caused some destruction at the Junior Common Room and smashed the windscreen of the Students Representative Council bus. They have also destroyed a notice board.

Information gathered by Pan African Visions indicates that in the ensuing brawl, about five students have been rushed to the hospital with injuries and one reportedly dead. The demonstration by the students is also to press their demands for the dismissal of the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Prof. Afful-Broni.

The students and lecturers are accusing him of maladministration. An eyewitness told Pan African Visions two students have been arrested in the ensuing chaos. According to him, the police targeted the students with rubber bullets leading to injuries.

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