UEW shutdown due to clash between demonstrating students & police

The University of Education Winneba (UEW) has been shutdown with immediate effect following a demonstration by students which turned violent today (Thursday).

The students are demanding the return of a number of dismissed lecturers and the immediate dismissal of the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Prof. Afful-Broni.

The police fired a number of warning shots in an attempt to disperse the demonstrating students who have caused damage to property on campus, Rainbow Radio’s correspondent Nana Yaw Asare reported.

The Junior Common Room, the windscreen of the Students Representative Council bus and a notice board have all been damaged.

Ten persons including a pregnant lecturer sustained various degrees of injuries and are currently on admission at the university clinic receiving treatment.

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