UEW In The News Again Over Dismissal of 2 Lecturers Students of the University of Winneba (UEW) are up in arms with school authorities ov
UEW In The News Again Over Dismissal of 2 Lecturers
Students of the University of Winneba (UEW) are up in arms with school authorities over the dismissal of Dr. Frimpong Kaakyire Duku, the local President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG).
Dr Frimpong together with Professor Ephraim Avea Nsoh, Principal of the College of Languages Education were relieved of the duties by the University a few days ago.
According to reports, their dismissal was ordered by the Vice Chancellor, Reverend Father Prof Anthony Afful-Broni.
The students who demonstrated wearing red bands on Monday, felt the dismissal of the lecturers are politically motivated and further expressed worry that such actions will affect the quality of teaching and learning in the school.
Meanwhile, part of the dismissal letter addressed to Dr Duku read:
“The Disciplinary Board set up at the instance of the Vice-Chancellor to further investigate your conduct in respect of court action you initiated together with six other staff who were asked to step aside established the following:
-You did not exhaust the internal structures of the University for settling dispute before proceeding to court.
-You used the institutional time to go to court without seeking official permission.
-Without any cause, you initiated legal action against the University – your employer.
The Chairman of Governing Council, the Ag. Vice-Chancellor/Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar with the intention to make the University and the Governing Council unpopular in the eyes of the University Community as well as the General Public.
-Your behaviour and actions constitute misconduct and insubordination which have brought the name of the University into disrepute. You have thus, contravened Schedule G2 (b) and (d) of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) Disciplinary Rules. You, therefore, became subject to discipline under Statute 36 of the UEW Statutes.
-Your actions and attitudes amounted to grave misconduct.
-Based on the findings of the Investigation Committee and the Disciplinary Board at the instance of the Vice–Chancellor, your behaviour contravened Schedule G 2(b) and (d) of the UEW Disciplinary Rules. You were, therefore, subject to discipline under Statutes 36 of the UEW Statutes.
-After discussing the report of the Disciplinary Board at its meeting held on 7th March 2019, and in accordance with Statute 36 of the VFW Statutes, the Governing Council summarily dismissed you from the service of the University with immediate effect.