Following his appointment as Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, Reverend Father Professor A. Afful-Broni, PhD has received a goodwill message from the Vice Chancellors of Public Universities congratulating him for his appointment.
In the same vein the body reminded him of the high expectations required of him and entreated him to uphold same
“You are no doubt unaware of the challenges that the University has gone through in recent times. You thus, have a daunting task ahead since expectations are high. This definitely should translate into the quality of relationships as well as the nature of teaching, learning and research that will be carried out by faculty and students in the University”, part of the letter read.
Professor A. Afful-Broni was appointed Vice Chancellor after Professor Mawutor Avoke and four others were recently dismissed based on recommendations by the governing council of the university.
A letter signed by the Minister of Education, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh and addressed to the Secretary of the President Nana Asante Bediatuo notes that the day for the investiture is set to be Monday, September 17, 2018 with President Akufo-Addo being the guest of honour.
Meanwhile, Dr Ahmed Jinapor, Senior Lecturer at the University of Education, Winneba has urged his colleagues to rally behind the newly appointed Vice Chancellor.
He said political polarisation has torn the school apart and its time to build bridges. He also urged all those who have issues with the Governing Council to explore dialogue rather than court court.
Dr Ahmed Jinapor also called on the MP to lobby government to invest a lot more in teaching facilities to absorb the first batch of free SHS graduates.
In another statement Dr Samuel Atintonu also congratulated Prof. Afful Broni and pleaded that the new VC should let by gone be by gone and see all of them as his children.
He also advised his colleagues to desist from media attacks on the new VC and the Governing Council.