One of the lecturers dismissed at the University of Education Winneba, Professor Ephraim Avea Nsoh, has said the easy calm at the school over the politically motivated dismissal of some lecturers will never end until their reinstatement.
The professor, who until his dismissal was Principal of the College of Languages Education at Ajumako said, reasons assigned for his dismissal re unfounded and baseless.
He told host of Frontline Kwabena Agyapong on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, the problems of the school have just started.
The governing council at an emergency meeting held on Monday, March 18, 2019 upheld the decision to summarily dismiss the three including Professor Ephraim Avea Nsoh former Upper East Regional Minister and Principal of the College of Languages Education at Ajumako and one Dr. Frimpong Kakyire Duku who is the local President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG).
Justifying the decision the council Chairman in a statement in respect of Prof. Avea Nsoh said ‘’disciplinary action followed similar due process that was used to bring disciplinary action against Dr. Duku. However, because of Prof. Avea Nsoh’s status as Principal of a College and for that matter a Principal Member of the University, a Disciplinary Board comprising high profile members from the Governing Council, a staff of Professorial Status and another external person of high repute was set up by the Governing Council to address charges that had been raised against Prof. Avea Nsoh.
The Disciplinary Board found that Prof. Avea Nsoh organised a talk/seminar on Campus on a matter that was before the High Court without due approval from Management; and at that talk played the role of a University spokesmen, made wicked insinuations and unreasonably attacked Management.
But he has vehemently denied these allegations despite the decision by the Governing Council to uphold the dismissal.
To him, it was unfortunate for the Council to uphold the decision to dismiss him.
He is claiming that the Council has failed to take a more accommodating approach towards resolving the uneasy calm at the school as proposed by President Akufo-Addo.
‘’It appears some members of the Council are bent on perpetrating the problem,’’ he added.
The support to have him and his colleagues dismissed he stressed will not work because the current Vice Chancellor Prof. Afful-Broni is not behaving well as an academic.
Prof, Avea Nsoh believes the current action was only meant to score political points in order to frustrate lecturers who have done a lot to sustain the university.
He accused the council of witch hunting, unfair prosecution of the dismissed lecturers, and an attempt to protect Afful-Broni because he has lost all the moral muscle and justification to manage the school.
He suggested the core business of the Vice Chancellor as a reverend minister is to tender the flock and not to divide people.