General News of Saturday, 12 August 2017

Source: 3news.com

UEW to settle its court case and make the University corruption free

Nicholas Abakah Professor Emmanuel Nicholas Abakah is chairman of the UEW governing council

The newly constituted governing council of the University of Education says it is determined to work within its mandate to settle all internal squabbling that have resulted in court case before the Winneba High Court.

The council has also resolved to urgently ensure stringent measures to seal all administrative loopholes leading to waste and abuse of public funds.

Chairman of the council of UEW, Professor Emmanuel Nicholas Abakah, said this at the 21st congregation of the University in Kumasi on Saturday.

Professor Abakah noted that the current unsavoury events at UEW constitute a matter of grave concern to Ghanaians.

“The Council shall go all-out to achieve amicable settlement of all cases pending before the Winneba High Court sooner than ever expected… [it] shall have all loopholes of waste in the University sealed to the core and the abuse of public funds completely stamped out.

“The Council shall, without delay, initiate the processes essential for eradication of the culture of rampant corruption and malfeasance perceived to be widespread in all the campuses of UEW” he said.

The Chairman also assured the nation that it would transform UEW into a corruption-free institution to be unattractive to “any nefarious fortune seeker”.

Professor Nicholas Abakah debunked rumours that all the newly appointed staff of UEW will lose their jobs describing it as ‘cock and bull story.

A total of 10,587 students graduated from the University at various levels. The number comprises of 6,644 and 3,943 graduands from the northern and southern sectors respectively.

The Acting Vice Chancellor of the University, Reverend Professor Anthony Afful-Broni advised the graduands to discharge their professional obligation to the set standard in the teaching profession.

He also tasked them to be motivated by the desire to work for the common good of mankind instead of individual concerns, by enthusiastically accepting possible postings to areas where there is greater need of their services as professional teachers.