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The University of Education Winneba (UEW), continues to encounter leadership controversies as a new group calls for the head of the chairman of the university’s council.

An association calling itself the Concerned Staff of UEW is urgently appealing to President Akufo-Addo to immediately withdraw the appointment of Nana Ofori Ansah I as Chairman of the University Governing Council.

Describing the chairman’s continued stay in office as a threat to peace and stability of the university, the group also called for the dissolution of the Council, accusing it of poor leadership.

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In a statement dated June 1, 2023, the association claims that the several actions of the Chairman of the Council has created unhealthy university environment which is marring the peaceful atmosphere on campus.

The statement signed by Prof George Kankam Snr, argues that the “actions and inactions of Nana Ofori Ansah, whose continuous autocratic tendencies, coupled with his arbitrary disregard for laid down procedures in the running of the University, has led to heightened tension in the University, which can explode at any moment.”

Among other claims, they accused the chairman of “gross leadership weakness since he was sworn into office, nurturing uneasiness and further nursing and growing adequate plans to destabilize the peace of UEW, and disregarding UEW Statutes and other laid down and established procedures.”

“The call for the immediate dissolution of the UEW Governing Council and the subsequent dismissal of Nana Ofori Ansah 1 from office as Council Chairman of UEW is justified without doubt. He pursues his personal interest and the interests of other UEW saboteurs and saboteurs of Ghana at large at the expense of the entire UEW and Ghana as a whole. His continued stay in office as is a threat to the peace and stability of the University,” the staff group claims.

Press Statement by Concerned Staff of UEW