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UEW case: High Court sets July 26 to rule on Pro VC election injunction

The Winneba High Court presided over by Janapare A. Bartels has set July 26, 2019 to rule on an injunction motion against the election of a Pro Vice Chancellor for the University of Education, Winneba (UEW).

The court at its sitting Monday also directed the plaintiff, Dr Frimpong Kaakyire Duku to file his written arguments on the matter by July 12, 2019 and serve same to the defendant to enable the UEW to also respond on July 20, 2019.

This is to enable the court to rule on the matter on July 26, 2019.

The UEW, the defendant in the case was represented by Mr Paakwesi Abaidoo. However, Mr Alexander Afenyo-Markin, the Member of Parliament for Effutu Constituency, who is the counsel for the plaintiff, was not present in court.

Pro VC nomination

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On Monday June 10, 2019, the Vice Chancellor, Rev Fr Professor Anthony Afful-Broni in accordance with the University Statutes 7(b) nominated Professor Yaw Ameyaw, Director Quality assurance Directorate, Prof. Dominic K. Danso Mensah, Director, Institute for Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development(ITECPD) and Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang, Dean, Faculty of Foreign Languages Education and Communication to be voted on by convocation for one of them to become the Pro Vice Chancellor.

The election was slated for Friday, June 14, 2019 at all the campuses of the university.

Injunction suit

Subsequently, Dr Duku, a former UTAG UEW Local Chapter President sued the university over the processes for the election of the Pro Vice Chancellor.

He described the process of the election as discriminatory and illegal and argued in his suit that the process was limited to a chosen few to the disadvantage of other equally qualified persons who may have interest to contest.

As a result of the suit filed on June 13, 2019, the university subsequently suspended the election until further notice.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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