Prof. Mawutor Avoke apologises, begs for Napo’s intervention

The former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) Prof. Mawutor Avoke has apologised to the Education Minister for undermining the process of resolving the impasse at the University.

Prof Avoke who lead a six-member delegation to pay a courtesy call on Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh said their conduct of taking matters into their own hands when they should have consulted the Minister, was out of place.

“This issue about Winneba actually played out in a manner in which was to lead to a resolution but for some reasons, I think that we didn’t give you the ample opportunity to resolve the matter and it became a struggle.

“We have realised that we may not have done well in not allowing you to ensure that there was absolute resolution. We also realise that if any initiative must be taken, one needed authorisation from your end and I think that we were a little naïve about that in the past couple of weeks,” he said.

Prof Avoke is referring to his actions, last month when he stormed the administration office of UEW announcing his reinstatement as Vice-Chancellor.

He was accompanied by some staff of the university who had been dismissed.

Prof. Avoke did not understand why even after he was investigated and cleared by the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) for abuse of office and procurement breaches, the University has refused to reinstate him.