Dr. Samuel Atintono, the principal of the Accra College of Education, has been exonerated after being unfairly dismissed as a senior lecturer for five (5) years at the University of Education, Winneba.
This is in response to a recommendation made in an interim report provided by a reconciliation committee established by the university’s Governing Council to look into his appeal for dismissal filed by Prof. Rev. Fr. Afful Broni, the institution’s former Vice-Chancellor. Consequently, the committee has reinstated Dr Atintono as a senior lecturer of the university.
Dr. Atintono was informed of his restoration in a letter dated June 8, 2022, and signed by the university’s vice chancellor, Prof. Mawutor Avoke, which stated that ” the committee among other findings established that you were wrongfully dismissed.”
“I, therefore, write on behalf of governing council of the university to re-instate you as a senior lecturer. “You will be placed on the appropriate notch/step of the salary scale attached to your post.
“Do not hesitate to contact me for any further assistance you may require to enable you to settle as quickly as possible,” the letter, which was copied the Pro-vice-chancellor and 13 other senior officers of the university said.
The letter directed Dr. Atintono to report to the Principal of the College of Languages Education in Ajumako, “Who will reassign you your duties and inform us of your resumption of duty.”
Dr. Atintono expressed his happiness, adding, “I am happy that justice has been done to the issue to relieve me of the psychological pain and trauma that I have endured for all these years.”
He expressed gratitude to all those, “who stood by me for their prayers and support.”
“I stay committed to contributing to education in the UEW and in Ghana,” an elated Dr. Atintono told the Daily Graphic.