UEW closure: Two feared dead in nasty demonstration

UEW closure: Two feared dead in nasty demonstration

Two people are feared dead following a violent student protest that hit the University of Education Winneba (UEW) on Thursday (March 14) morning.

According to information gathered by YEN.com.gh, two students have been reported following the chaos which saw the police fired a number of warning shots in an attempt to disperse the demonstrating students.

The students were apparently destroying the school's property and the police had to step in to restrain them.

According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on GhanaCelebrities.com, a UEW student indicated in an interview with Silver FM that two students are believed to have died.

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Violence erupted at the Winneba campus of UEW as students went on a demonstration against the school's vice-chancellor, Professor Afful-Broni on Thursday.

The students protest which started three days ago reached a crescendo on Thursday.

The Vice-Chancellor has been accused by the students and the University Teachers Association of Ghana of arbitrarily dismissing lecturers and other workers of the school.

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

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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.”

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