The Student Representative Council of the University of Education Winneba, Kumasi and Mampong Campuses has appealed to government to give them their freedom to manage their own affairs.
At a press conference organized by the SRC and headed by Boateng Samuel Clinton, President, He noted with concern the significant increase in agitation among students over stakeholder’s inability to grant Kumasi and Mampong campuses of UEW autonomy.
Students are disappointed about the delay of the processes that seek to make the two campuses become full-fledged autonomous University to train competent teachers in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
Meanwhile, the Minister for Education Hon. Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh at the annual meeting of Principals of Colleges of Education’s speech,which was published on the 31st August, 2018 stated that Kumasi and Mampong campuses of UEW shall be autonomous to train TVET teachers for all levels of Education in the Country.
According to the SRC, the subsequent statements by the Ashanti Regional Minister and the Deputy Minister of Education points to the same resolution by government.
However, the high hopes students kept in their hearts at the beginning when such statements were made has dropped and fallen on the altar of no hope, hence, we shed tears to witness that since August till now, we are still not Autonomous, He said.
“As the mouthpiece of the students, leadership is concerned with the welfare of students especially students of Coltek and CAGRIC, wish to state that our continuous stay under UEW shall only increase the problems we face as students.
“We fervently emphasize that the autonomy must be coupled with infrastructural development. Government must also turn to complete the uncompleted auditorium situated behind the 151 capacity library for the over fifteen thousand students,” he added.