Police fire tear gas to disperse protesting final year UEW students

Police have fired tear gas to disperse some level 400 students of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) who were demonstrating over discrepancies in their results.

According to the students, the school has failed to update their academic records on their portal.

The students say their academic results on the school’s notice board are different from what has been uploaded on their portal.

Police fire tear gas to disperse protesting final year UEW students

They have blamed the school authorities for what they say is a deliberate attempt to fail them since they cannot track their academic records.

The university is expected to hold its graduation ceremony in three weeks’ time but the students say they want to know their true results before vacation.

Police fire tear gas to disperse protesting final year UEW students

Images and videos seen by Myjoyonline.com show some students blocking roads with tree branches preventing vehicles from entering the University.

A scheduled meeting expected to take place between final year students and management over the student’s concern did not happen which compelled the students to go on a rampage.

This disrupted lectures and some administrative activities. The school’s authorities then called for police intervention leading to the firing of tear gas.