Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Professor Mawutor Avoke and some staff who were dismissed on Tuesday afternoon stormed the university to take over its management.

According to Prof Avoke, his decision followed his clearance by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) after he was indicted for abusing his office.

“EOCO after a thorough probe concluded in black and white that we did not abuse our office or were involved in any procurement breaches. We are back to take over our respective offices and right place in the school,” Prof Avoke said.

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Former Vice-Chancellor of UEW, Professor Mawutor Avoke
Former Vice-Chancellor of UEW, Professor Mawutor Avoke

Prof. Avoke and the five dismissed staff held a press conference in the Council Chamber of the university to make their point clear.

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Adom News’ Kofi Adjei reported on Asempa FM’s Ekosi Sen show that personnel from the Ghana Police have taken over the school to ensure calm.

This comes few days after the university suspended its planned and publicised congregation for 2018/19 graduands indefinitely due to the government’s failure to constitute a new governing council to supervise the ceremony following the expiration of the tenure of the existing one last month.