The University Teachers Association of Ghana(UTAG) has called on the Vice-Chancellor of Unversity of Education, Winneba, in the Central Region Rev. Prof. Afful-Broni to resign immediately over the current happenings in the school.
Speaking to pressmen at the University of Ghana, Legon in Accra, President of UTAG, Dr. Eric Opoku Mensah said, Prof. Afful-Broni cannot manage his position as Vice Chancellor hence he should resign as soon as possible to allow teaching and learning continue effectively.
According to him, since Rev. Prof. Afful-Broni assumed office as Vice Chancellor, he has sacked 30 staff from the school which is unlawful, a situation he lamented cannot develop the school.
That is why UTAG has asked him him to resign immediately.
Some students of the University of Education Winneba protested the recent dismissal of some senior staff of the school by the Vice Chancellor.
The focus of the protest was around Dr. Emmanuel Osei Sarpong, whose appointment was terminated by the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Afful Broni.
Dr Eric Opoku Mensah added that, UTAG support the protest by the students because it is the right of students to protest any unlawful activities in the school.
According to the Disciplinary Board findings in the letter terminating his appointment, Dr. Sarpong admitted walking out of a meeting with the chairman of the UEW governing council which “the Board considered as insubordination and thus misconduct.”
He is also said to have “cunningly orchestrated the posting of” letters inviting him “to appear before the Disciplinary Board to be circulated on social media, particularly on UEW Alumni WhatsApp page just to cause disaffection for the UEW Management.”
The disciplinary board said these actions, among others “amounted to grave misconduct.”
But the students have said the sackings are an act of sabotage adding that they will demonstrate until their demands are met.