The University of Education, Winneba is currently shut down following violent protests Thursday.
This follows a standoff between the students and the Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Professor Anthony Afful-Broni over the dismissal of three lecturers.
The students went on a rampage and smashed windows and glass doors of buildings on the Winneba campus of the university.
On Wednesday evening, they burnt tires and clashed with the police, Joy News’ Richard Kwadwo Nyarko reported.
Announcing the decision to close down the school, Central Regional Minister, who is the Chairman of the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) said “every passing day, the level of insecurity [on campus] increases…”
What began as a normal student protest on Tuesday escalated on Wednesday as students on the North campus disrupted classes there and marched to replicate this at the Central campus.
They were stopped from entering the South campus by police reinforcements Wednesday afternoon. But the students retreated only to restart the distrubances Wednesday evening.
“So on the advice of the Regional Security Council, we cannot continue to allow the university to be in session,” Kwamena Duncan said.
The students have until 6:00 pm Thursday to leave campus, the Minister added.
What caused the protests?
There is a political fight between the Vice-Chancellor Rev. Fr. Professor Anthony Afful-Broni who appears to be on a purging spree, eliminating critics and dissidents
Until his swearing in last March, Prof. Afful Broni was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor while the then Vice-Chancellor battled attempts to remove him. He did not suceed.
Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni despite resistance to his candidature emerged Vice-Chancellor. Under his leadership, some 30 teaching and non-teaching staff have been dismissed, according to University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG).
The Association has expressed fears, a culture of silence is spreading through out campus. But the sacking of three lecturers appeared to have shattered the perceived silence.
Principal of the College of Languages Education at Ajumako, Prof. Ephraim Avea Nsoh was sacked because he had not been cooperating with other management members.
Also, the local President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Dr. Frimpong Kakyire Duku, was sacked after initiating legal action against his employer “without any cause” and without exhausting internal procedures.
An Alumni representative on the University Council, Dr. Emmanuel Osei Sarpong, was sacked because he allegedly disrespected the University Council and does not back its decisions.
But backing the lecturers, the students have been protesting for three consecutive days. They chanted “bring back our lecturers,” taking inspiration from the campaign hashtag, #BringBack.
UTAG has declared solidarity for the student protests but cautioned against excesses.
Borussia Dortmund Signs Hazard
Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach winger Thorgan Hazard.
The Belgium international has signed a five-year deal with the Bundesliga runners-up having spent five years with Gladbach.
He becomes Dortmund’s second summer signing after Germany left-back Nico Schulz completed his move from Hoffenheim on Tuesday.
The final fee for Hazard has not been disclosed by either club, with reports suggesting it could be anywhere from €25 million (£22m/$28m) to €40m (£35.2m/$44.7m).
Hazard has had an agreement in place to join Dortmund for some time, with only the technicalities of the deal between the two clubs required to get it over the line.
The 26-year-old leaves Gladbach having made 182 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring 46 goals and laying on 44 assists.
PHOTOS Of One Of The Alleged Prostitutes Who Set Up Junior US Pops Up
Alleged photos of one of the said prostitutes who connived with the armed robbers who killed Nana Yaw Opoku aka Junior US in Philadelphia in the USA are fast going viral on social media.
The photos began trending barely 24 hours after the Philadelphia Police Department released footage of when Junior US was murdered in his home.
In the video just as was reported earlier by Ghpage.com, it was some ladies he was hanging out within his house a few hours to his birthday party that invited the killers to his house.
The footage started off with the girls and Junior in the house and then a knock sounded. One of the ladies rushed to open the door but and Junior US followed her to the door.
Two black men in black hoodie entered and shot him dead right at the gate. They proceeded to enter the room and searched for something later fled with the girls in the same car.
Social Media users are already circulating these photos alleging its one of the girls in the video who were hanging out with Junior US and invited the killers to the house to kill him.
Philadelphia Police Department has promised an amount of 20,000 US dollars to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killers.
Deadly Storm Brings Hail, Flooding And 132 Reports Of Tornadoes In Central US
KUBILIVE – A deadly spring storm unleashed drenching rain, flash flooding and hail in the central United States — along with more than 130 reports of tornadoes in five days.
At least one person drowned in Oklahoma after driving around a barricade on a road in Perkins, the city’s Emergency Management office announced.
A majority of tornadoes were in Kansas and Missouri, CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward said. Of the total number, Friday had the most tornadoes reported at 39 and Tuesday was a close second at 32.
About 28 million people are under the threat of severe weather Wednesday, mostly in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and Ohio, CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said.
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