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Amnesty Int. alarmed by human rights abuses at University of Education, Winneba

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Amnesty International Ghana has bemoaned what it describes as the culture of silence on the campus of the University of Education, Winneba.

The human rights organization said at a news conference in Accra that authorities in the school have constantly abused the rights of lecturers and students to the extent of illegally evicting some officers of the university.

According to Amnesty International, Ghana it has followed happenings within the university since 2017 and started investigations into reported cases of victimization, wrongful dismissal and intimidation.

It insisted there are ongoing cases of withholding of staff salaries, rejection of authentic excuse duties and attempts to dismiss some staff members.

Samuel Agbotsey, Campaign and Fundraising Coordinator, Amnesty International Ghana, for instance, alleged that two lecturers of the University of Education, Winneba have been forcibly evicted from their official residence.

He was surprised a university that should known better “can blatantly violate human rights of citizens”.

Dr. Ofori Bekoe was dismissed on allegation that he was being investigated by the police, when that investigation has not been concluded, he cited as a case in point.

The lecturer who was the local chapter President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana, Agbotsey said, was asked to vacate his official bungalow, and the university authorities ensured that he was evicted from the bungalow with force at a time it was raining.

The human rights based organization has therefore pledged to compile and issue a report about happenings in the university soon.

Source: | Ghana

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