JUST IN: High Court annuls UEW Pro Vice-Chancellor election

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The Winneba High Court has annulled the election of Professor Andy Ofori-Birikorang as Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW).

Prof Ofori-Birikorang, who was the then Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages Education and Communication was elected on November 21, 2019, as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the UEW.

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The university organised the election after the Winneba High Court on November 18, 2019, dismissed a suit filed by Dr Frimpong Kaakyire Duku, a senior lecturer and former President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) UEW Chapter who challenged the matter in court.

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High Court’s decision

The court presided over by Justice Aboagye Tandoh in its ruling Monday, July 27, 2020 ruled that the Vice-Chancellor, Rev Fr Professor Anthony Afful-Broni did not have the right per the statutes of the university to nominate only three preferred individuals to contest in the election, thereby restricting it to a chosen few.

Again, the court quashed the November 2019 election which gave the green light for the election of Prof Ofori-Birikorang as the Pro VC of the UEW as the earlier election had been declared null and void.

The court further ordered the management of the UEW to re-run the election to elect a new Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the university.

 

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