Lecturers and Students of the University of Education, Winneba, have lauded the Member of Parliament (MP) for Effutu, Hon. Alexander Kwamina Markin for his principled stance in the controversy that has reared its ugly head at the University.
They told the media that, such principled stance are very crucial in the survival and growth of any established institution worldwide.
The Lecturers and Students were speaking to the media in an interview moments after the resolution of the impasse was announced over the weekend.
According to them, the Effutu MP has been consistent in his criticism over the manner in which some highly-placed persons at the UEW handled the affairs of the University.
It will be recalled that, the Effutu MP last year kicked against the move by the then Governing Council and the VC, Prof. Mawutor Avoke, who at the time sacked some staff of the University for reasons, which were said to be unjustifiable.
Among others, the then VC, Prof. Avoke, was also accused of having awarded some shady contracts, a development that led to the dismissal of some six persons from the employment of the University, including the then VC, Prof. Avoke.
Credible information from the University has it that, the current Governing Council and the VC have also championed the dismissals of some thirty (30) persons from the employment of the University, including some three lecturers, Dr. Kaakyire Duku, Dr. Sarpong and Prof. Ephraim Avea Nsoh, for reasons described as unjustifiable.
The media also learnt that, the contracts awarded by the then VC, Prof. Avoke, which were said to have been tainted with corruption and therefore served as the basis for his dismissal, have now been rectified by the current Council and the VC.
Following these developments, the Effutu MP, Hon. Alexander Afenyo Markin, kicked against the move and criticized both the Governing Council and the current VC, for such unjustifiable dismissals.
He also criticized them for not terminating the contracts alleged to have been fraught with corruption but instead merely rectifying them and making payments to the contractors.
Hon. Markin contended that, “if these were done yesterday by somebody and were condemned by me as being wrong, the same move cannot be applauded by me irrespective of whoever is championing it.”
Vociferous Effutu MP said, he would always champion the good cause of UEW and would always stand for justice and truth and therefore criticized the Council and the VC for the unjustifiable dismissals of the three Lecturers calling for their immediate reinstatement.
This move by Hon. Markin has endeared him to both Lecturers and Students of UEW, who have lauded him for his principled and consistent stance against injustice and oppression at the University.