14 July 2017

Court orders UEW Vice Chancellor to step down – Starr Fm

The Winneba High Court has held an application to restrain the Vice Chancellor Winneba Prof. Mawutor Avokeh and Finance Officer of the University of Education, from holding office until a case brought against them is determined.

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University Very Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni is to act in place of these two officers.

The orders were part of the reliefs granted for the interlocutory injunction sought by the plaintiff, Supi Kofi Kwayera, in the case brought against the University which insisted that the Vice Chancellor and the Finance Officer were operating under the institution’s defunct governing council.

The Court presided over by His Lordship Ato Mills- Graves also issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Ministry of Education to reconstitute the governing council of the University of Education, Winneba and also awarded an amount of GHC4,000 against the university.

“In future, governments would not unduly abdicate their responsibility in terms of what they are supposed to ensure it is done. Governing council for every public institution is key. I am happy that today, UTAG has found it feet to call on government to reconstitute governing councils with the view if this is not done, it will affect academic work. I agree with UTAG it’s all good for our rule of law, it is for us to develop our laws and it is nothing personal,”
lawyer for the plaintiff, Alexander Afenyo Markin told the media after today’s hearing.

The case has been adjourned to October 9, 2017.

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