Soldiers, police patrol UEW campus to foil planned demonstration

A joint police-cum-military team is roaming the North Campus of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) apparently to foil a planned demonstration, 3news.com gathers.

The officers were seen on Thursday morning.

Most of them are in plain clothes, our Central Region correspondent Lucy Ayambilla reported, but no one can take pictures of them.

“I also saw two police officers from the Agona Swedru Police Command,” she said.

The officers are said to have been called in by the Vice-Chancellor, Reverend Father Professor Anthony Afful-Broni, following rumours of the townsfolk planning a demonstration on Thursday.

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The demonstration is said to be against the Governing Council of UEW, whose tenure is said to have expired.

The situation on campus has left many students in fear especially for those who are looking forward to the scheduled graduation ceremony on Monday, our correspondent reported.

The University was shut down on Thursday, March 14 following a violent demonstration by students over some sacked lecturers.

But it was reopened on Monday, April 8.

The academic calendar was, consequently, reviewed to cater for three-week loss of work.

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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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