UEW Lecturers Declare Indefinite Strike

Following an order by a Winneba High Court directing the Vice-Chancellor and the Chief Finance Officer of the  University of Education, Winneba to step aside, lectures of the institution have declared an indefinite strike.

The court Presided over by His Lordship George Ato Mills-Graves on Friday ordered them to hand over to the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Very Rev Prof. Fr. Anthony Afful Broni.

But the UEW  chapter of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) in a new twist says the decision of the court lacks clarity and is shrouded with a lot of confusion hence the decision.

Dr Samuel Bekoe, the local UTAG President at UEW commenting on the ruling revealed that they are are in a “state of confusion” as the Pro Vice-Chancellor cannot perform his official duties as per the statutes of the University, the Vice Chancellor is the only person enjoined to appoint the Pro-VC.

He added that they have duly notified the National Executives of UTAG of their decision to embark on the strike.
“For now, we have the blessings of the [UTAG] national president, and by extension the National Executive Committee.”

The Winneba High Court today Friday 14 July, 2017 ordered  the Vice Chancellor, Professor Mawutor Avoke and the Chief  Finance Officer of UEW to step aside.

The order follows a relief being sought by Mr. Supi Kofi Kwayera praying the court to declare their continuous stay in office as unconstitutional as they are operating under a University Council whose mandate has expired.

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