The Winneba High Court has ordered that Prof. Mawutor Avoke be reinstated as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW).
The court presided over by, Justice Aboagye Tandoh, yesterday, ruled that all others who lost their positions in the school or were affected by the long legal tussle to be reinstated, and their salary arrears paid to them with retrospective effect from the day they were unlawfully removed.
The Winneba High Court ordered Prof. Avoke’s to step aside in 2017, until a case brought against him and the University’s Governing Council was determined.
The case was brought before the court by one Supi Kofi Kwayera, who insisted that the Vice-Chancellor and the Finance Officer were operating under the institution’s defunct governing council.
The plaintiff argued that the University’s Council’s mandate had expired in November 2013, but the Education Ministry failed to constitute a new Governing Council for the university and rather allowed the defunct Governing Council which had no mandate to continue in the functions of a properly constituted Governing Council.
The plaintiff also alleged financial and procurement irregularities on the part of Prof. Avoke.
Following the Court’s ruling in December 2017, Prof. Avoke, together with some other principal officers of the university, was removed by the school’s Governing Council.