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UEW: Police arrest two students for breaking 6pm deadline

Two students of the University of Education, Winneba have been arrested by the Central Regional Police for breaking yesterday’s 6:00pm deadline given to students to leave campus.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Central Regional Police Command, DSP Irene Oppong, the two male students were arrested in the halls after police went for routine checks.

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 were all damaged in the course of the rioting.

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.

Students were given up to 6:00pm Thursday to leave the campus.

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

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