UEW Closure University of Education has not been working since Nana Addo assumed office - Lecturer

The University is battling a court case brought against it by a former Assemblyman of Donkoryiem, Supi Kofi Kwayera over the continuous stay of the school’s Council

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A Senior Lecturer at the University of Education Winneba (UEW) Dr Frimpong Duku has said the university has not been fully operational since Nana Akufo-Addo took over as President of the country.

According to him, a new governing council has not been formed after the old council was dissolved in 2017 due to change in government.

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The University is battling a court case brought against it by a former Assemblyman of Donkoryiem, Supi Kofi Kwayera over the continuous stay of the school’s Council.

The Council’s mandatory four year term expired in 2013, but the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) government directed it to act until a substantive one is appointed.

The former Education Minister, Professor Naana Opoku Agyemang in her justification cited the protracted election petition in 2013 and some challenges facing the education sector for the central government’s decision.

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The development made the former Assemblyman of Donkoryiem, Supi Kofi Kwayera to sue the university.

In line with the decision of the court, the members of the University Community, comprising, UTAG executives, Deans, Heads of Department, and representatives of Senior Members have therefore decided to shut down the University.

But displeased by the development, the lecturer said the university has not been working effectively since January 2017.

"What it means is that government should be proactive, for instance from January 2017 up to now, since the change of government (Akufo-Addo’s government), the university has not been working because there is no council, what it means is that issues or activities that are supposed to be sanctioned or endorsed by the council cannot be done. Matriculation, graduations, decisions, appointments cannot be done because there is no council," Dr Frimpong Duku said.

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"A new council formed in 2016 was dissolved after change in government. It wasn’t only Winneba University, almost all Councils of universities were asked to step aside after a new government took over.

"Government has four appointees on the council, normally when there is change of government, the new one nominates new members unto the council including the board chairman, so the old ones are asked to step aside, until new ones are constituted," he added.

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