Alexander Afenyo Markin
Effutu MP, Alexander Afenyo Markin, has expressed worry over what he describes as s half-baked solutions to the leadership crisis at the University of Education, Winneba.
According to him, the decision to reinstate only three lecturers goes against the agreement reached to bring back workers sacked as a result of the impasse.
Speaking to the media in Parliament, the Effutu MP said the VC must be truly committed to peace and reconciliation at the University.
“The express advice given was that that category should be fully compensated for wrongful dismissal. The others were suppose to be reinstated and I made a point that the three that were reinstated per the announcement was not in accord with the consensus we all reached. The contention has been that these people were being victimized. If you study each of the cases, you will get to know that someone like Akwasi, for instance was suspended for merely sending a whatsapp message.”
Prof. Afful Broni sacked some staff and lecturers of the school; a move that angered some of the students.
The impasse started with a legal tussle that rocked the institution for the past years, resulting in the ousting of Prof. Mawutor Avoke from his position as the Vice Chancellor of the university.
There are already calls for the resignation of the current Vice Chancellor, Prof. Afful Broni over the matter.
The school is also expected to resume on April 8, 2019.
Our reinstatement is not enough – Avea Nsoh
Meanwhile, one of the reinstated staff at the school, Prof. Avea Nsoh wants the institution’s Governing Council to reinstate all other dismissed persons as it begins processes to resolve the crisis in the school.
“I don’t think this is holistic enough and it appears discriminatory. This is not to say that the council has not made an effort to reinstate us. We really appreciate that but we think that is not good enough because we have some of our colleagues still standing out there. There are other demands but the first goodwill is to say that everybody, come back, and then we can move from there,” he said in a Citi News interview.