The Governing Council of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has reinstated three lecturers who were dismissed from the institution.
The reinstated lecturers are Dr. Emmanuel Osei Sarpong, Dr. Frimpong Kwaku Duku and Prof Ephraim Avea Nsoh.
The school is also set to reopen on April 8, 2019, after it was shut down following student protests against the school’s Vice Chancellor over the dismissal of some of the lecturers.
According to a statement from the Governing Council of UEW, these reinstatements come after “moves towards reconciliation.”
The Governing Council had earlier urged the affected lecturers “to submit a petition for review of their cases.”
The statement added that the council was concerned that “the current state of affairs is attracting negative reportage for the University on the media landscape, which does not augur well for institutional branding and development.”
Ahead of the re-opening, the statement cautioned that “on-campus resident students will only be allowed into the halls of residence on the two campuses effective Monday, April 8, 2019, and not earlier.”
There is also expected to be a review of the academic calendar, according to the statement.
“The Governing Council has tasked the University Management and the Academic Board to review its Academic Calendar to cater for the loss of time and ensure that staff and students work collaboratively.”
Students and lecturers have been insisting that the Vice-Chancellor of the school, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni, must resign for normalcy to return at the school.
The Minority in Parliament also joined calls for Prof. Afful-Broni, to resign insisting that he had lost all credibility and “no longer have the capacity or moral standing to lead the UEW.”