UEW: Police fire tear gas at Winneba student protest

Police had to fire teargas to disperse the students [Photo credit: Myjoyonline.com]

Police officers fired tear gas at students of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) who were protesting over discrepancies in their results, according to local media.

The students mainly Level 400 students say the school has failed to update their academic records on their portal, reports myjoyonline.com.

They further claimed that their academic results on the school’s notice board are different from what has been uploaded on their portal, accusing authorities for what they describe as a deliberate attempt to fail them.

The university is expected to hold its graduation ceremony in three weeks’ time but the students say they want to know their true results before vacation.

Images and videos posted by Myjoyonline.com show some students blocking roads with tree branches preventing vehicles from entering the University.

A scheduled meeting expected to take place between final year students and management over the student’s concern did not happen which compelled the students to go on a rampage.

This disrupted lectures and some administrative activities. The school’s authorities then called for police intervention leading to the firing of tear gas.

SOURCE: Daily Mail GH with additional files from myjoyonline.com

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