UEW shuts down school after student violent protests

UEW shuts down school after student violent protests

The University of Education, Winneba has been shut down indefinitely following a third day of student protests against the school’s Vice-Chancellor.

The Central Regional Security Council announced the closure of the school after visiting the campus on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

The Central Regional Minister, Kwamina Duncan told the media: “on the advice of the Regional Security Council, we cannot allow the university to be in session.”

UEW shuts down school after student violent protests

UEW shuts down school after student violent protests Source: Getty Images
Source: UGC

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The violent protests have been going on for three days continuous.

Students also blocked roads and burned tires amid the protests.

The students say there is a leadership crisis at the school have been demonstrating and demanding the reinstatement of some sacked lecturers.

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Police were forced to use tear gas to disperse protesting students on the morning of March 14.

The students, in retaliation, pelted stones at the police leaving at least one officer injured.

A police reinforcement team was sent from Accra this morning to restore calm on campus.

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