General News of Thursday, 21 March 2019
Source: Prosper Agbenyega
The Governing Council of the University of Education, Winneba has given hope to the dismissed Lecturers for their Reinstatement as it opens its doors for any petition from the affected Lecturers.
At a press conference held over the happenings at the university and the unrest that followed the dismissal of some Lecturers, Prof. E. N Abakah Chairman of the University Governing Council noted that considering the appeals by well-meaning Ghanaians and other respected personalities, the Governing Council will consider any petition that it may receive from affected staff.
Although he averred that any staff who have been dismissed, suspended, or demoted or have had their appointments terminated were taken through the due processes of the law as established under Statute 36 and in accordance with Schedule G, there is still room for the affected Lecturers to return to work.
He refuted claims that the dismissals or termination of appointments of the affected persons was based on some trumped-up charges and that the University failed to take them through due process.
However, he stated that “The Council wishes to add that such review will be on a case by case basis.”
He also said the Governing Council and Management have very much been guided by Articles 23 and 296 of the 1992 Constitution that touch on fairness and good discretion in the running of Public institutions and same have influenced all their Administrative decisions.
The Council Chair also revealed that Council is in the process of setting up an investigative Committee to unravel the circumstances and rationale behind the unrest in the University and suggests ways to prevent such unfortunate occurrences in the future.