UEW saga: Supreme Court quashes High Court ruling on Avoke’s removal

Professor Mawutor Avoke[/caption] The Supreme Court has overturned a High Court’s decision leading to the removal of Professor Mawutor Avoke as Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba. According to the unanimous ruling, the High Court in Winneba failed to take evidence from the parties in the case before granting judgment in default of defense. The court also stated that the High Court breached the rule of natural justice by failing to afford the defendants a hearing. The justices of the apex court said the High Court’s actions amounted to an error of law patent on the record. Following the High Court’s ruling, Prof Avoke, together with six other Principal Officers of the University, was removed by the school’ Governing Council. This was described by some lecturers as politically motivated. Source:Citinewsroom.com | Ghana]]>

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