The Wa Polytechnic Rector has dismissed allegations that he acquired his official Mercedes Benz through fraudulent means.

Prof. Emmanuel Marfo-Owusu said having worked as a professor for more than seven years, he is capable to afford any Mercedes Benz of his choice.

“I am a person who has been well trained and has not taken anyone’s mone... they [lecturers] are thinking that the car is very expensive,” he told Joy News’ Evans Mensah on Newsnight Monday.

Prof Marfo Owusu’s comments follow the decision by some angry lecturers of the Polytechnic to chase the Rector out of the campus on Monday afternoon.

Some angry lecturers of the Wa Polytechnic Monday afternoon chased the Rector of the school out of campus.

According to Joy News Rafiq Salam, the lecturers blocked the road to prevent Prof Emmanuel Marfo-Owusu from having access to his office, after he had exchanged words and threatened to fire a security officer at the school.

The lecturers have never been in favour of Prof. Marfo-Owusu’s appointment.

The Vice Chancellor of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Professor Gabriel Ayum Teye, has bemoaned the over-politicisation of every national issue in the country, including education.

According to him, every issue was seen in the lenses of either the National Democratic Congress (NDC) or the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and oftentimes, the real substance of important issues was sacrificed on the altar of politics.

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