The University of Education, Winneba, in the Central Region has been closed down with immediate effect following violent demonstrations by students.

The police fired a number of warning shots in an attempt to disperse the demonstrating students who have caused damage to property on campus running into several thousands of cedis.

The Junior Common Room, the windscreen of the Students Representative Council bus and a notice board have all been damaged.

Following the disturbances, the Regional Security Council headed by the Regional Minister Kwamena Duncan told Kasapa News that he had no option than to order the closure of the school.

A policeman has sustained severe injury after a stone hit his eye.

Students have up to 6:00pm today Thursday to leave the campus.

Some students of the University of Education Winneba are protesting the recent sackings of some senior staff of the school by the Vice Chancellor.

The focus of the protest was around Dr. Emmanuel Osei Sarpong, whose appointment was terminated by the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Afful Broni.

The students feel the sackings are an act of sabotage vowing to demonstrate until their demands are met.