One Robert Ishmael Aggrey-Fynn Amissah and “several other public-spirited Ghanaians” have written to the vice chancellors of the University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to vacate their positions.
According to the letter, the staying at post by the two vice chancellors is in contravention of a Winneba High Court ruling on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
The Court presided over by Justice George Atto Mills-Graves ruled that no authority or institution of state has any power to extend the tenure of a member of the Governing Council of the University of Education, Winneba unless such extension is in accordance with Act 672.
Writing the letter on behalf of “my clients”, solicitor George Tetteh Wayoe said since the appointment of the University of Ghana Vice Chancellor, in his case, falls “within the parameters of the ruling of the High Court by virtue of Section 13 of the University of Ghana Act, 2010 (Act 806), I have been instructed to demand that you vacate your post as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana with immediate effect”.
The same was contained in the letter to the KNUST VC as his contravenes sections 5 and 7 of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Act, 1961 (Act 80) “as variously amended”.
“Given that your continuous stay in office constitutes a patent illegality, according to the judgement of the High Court, Winneba, should you, within three days (3) days of receipt of this letter fail or refuse to comply with the above demand, we will use other lawful avenues to vindicate the rights of our clients without further notice to you.”
The letter asked the vice chancellors to deliver their handing over notes to their successors and “our clients are further requesting the revocation of all relevant decisions…made between 7th January, 2013 and the date when a new council was inaugurated for [University of Ghana and KNUST]”.