Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh

Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh says the former Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) Professor Mawutor Avoke and five other officers who were sacked for alleged breaches of office and malfeasance were given the marching orders rightly.

Dr Opoku-Prempeh’s comment came on the back of attempts by Prof Avoke, the ousted VC, to reclaim his position forcefully on campus.

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Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosi Sen show, Wednesday, the Education Minister posited that Prof. Avoke  and his officials were sacked by the Governing Council so he could not fathom why they claimed the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) had cleared them.

“I don’t see anything wrong with those who have been sacked as far as I know, the decision to sack Avoke and others has not been revised,” he stated.

It would be recalled that Prof Avoke and five other officers of the university were sacked for alleged breaches of office and malfeasance.

After investigations by the EOCO, Prof Avoke and the others were proven innocent and discharged of the said charges for which they were dismissed.

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On Tuesday, 23 July 2019, Prof Avoke and the dismissed staff stormed the university to take over the school from the current VC.

The police were called in to forestall any clash as tensions rose on campus.

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But, to Dr Opoku-Prempeh, there is only one legitimate Vice-Chancellor of the UEW – Rev Father Prof Anthony Afful-Broni.

He also expressed disappointment in the Police over the happenings at the university.

Source: | Dorcas Abedu-Kennedy