Available information reaching Broadcastergh.com indicates that students of University of Education Winneba, Kumasi and Mampong Campuses in the Ashanti Region practically fight over lecture spaces and have to carry chairs on their heads from one lecture hall to the other during instructional hours but the University’s Relations Officer known as David Antwi says the story is damaging and called on the Media to drop the news after the SRC had held a press conference to address their grievances.
In a close to thirty minutes chat with the Media yesterday,after the press conference,David Antwi who sounds discriminatory begged reporters of Daily Graphic,Multi Media group,UTV and other Media houses that were present with cash with the aim of ‘killing’the story that the SRC had given out to the Media without given any tangible reason.
” You see ,there are some of the things that we need to hide from the students and if it goes out there it will be a problem that is why I have called you here to at least massage your story or probably stop publishing it “David told newsmen.
He was seen with Ghc50 notes in his left
hand trying to share among newsmen at that particular moment.
“I know some of you when you write it travels alot and you know the implications,so I will plead with you to more or less drop the story to save the image of the school and myself”He begged.
“You know I’m a Media man myself and some of these stories when it goes out there hmmmmm!!!! “.he maintained.
David Antwi was only interested in stopping the Media from publishing the story without paying much attention to the grievances of the students (SRC.)
When Media men got to the campus yesterday,David who was initially innocent about the press conference quickly organized security men on campus to go and stop the press conference that was in progress but couldn’t succeed and later had a counter statement with the press that the SRC had invited thereafter .
Speaking back to the SRC president of the university,Mr.Boateng Samuel Clinton after the counter statement by the University’s Relations Officer,he was however mad at the school’s authority and questioned as to why authorities are not ready to address the problems of the school but to do damage control.