The acting vice chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, Rev. Fr. Prof. Afful-Broni has been appointed as substantive Vice-Chancellor.
Rev. Fr. Prof. Afful-Broni’s appointment comes weeks after five principal officers of the institution were dismissed, including then Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mawutor Avoke.
Prior to the dismissal, a Winneba High Court in 2017 ordered Professor Mawutor Avoke, to step aside until a case brought against him and the University’s Governing Council was determined.
The order was made in a case brought before the court by one Supi Kofi Kwayera, who insisted that the Vice Chancellor and the Finance Officer were operating under the institution’s defunct governing council.
However, before the substantive claims were looked into, the University, through its lawyers, applied to the court to dismiss the suit on the three counts, but the application was dismissed.
The High Court subsequently found Professor Avoke, and the school’s Finance Officer, Dr. Theopholus Senyo Ackorlie, guilty of procurement and other financial irregularities.
The court subsequently ordered the retrieval of all monies paid to the contractors of the North Campus Roads and a forensic audit of the project.
They were interdicted in July 2017 by the UEW governing council to allow for investigations after it emerged that some vital documents at some offices at the center of an ongoing investigation had gone missing.
The governing council of the University of Education, Winneba, eventually dismissed Professor Mawutor Avoke, Finance Officer, Dr. Theophilus Senyo Ackorlie, Daniel Tetteh, Mary Dzimey and Frank Owusu Boateng.