Court orders UEW to reinstate Prof. Avoke as Vice Chancellor
The Winneba High Court has ordered the reinstatement of Prof. Mawutor Avoke as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba.
The court, presided over by His Lordship, Aboagye Tandoh, ruled that all other staff who lost their positions in the school be reinstated and salary arrears be paid to them from the day they were unlawfully removed to date.
In 2017, a Winneba High Court ordered Prof. Avoke to step aside until a case brought against him and the University’s Governing Council was determined.
A private citizen, Supi Kofi Kwayera, sued the then Vice-Chancellor and the Finance Officer, alleging that they were illegally acting in their various capacities as the tenure of the governing council had expired in November 2013.
Mr. Kwayera also alleged financial and procurement breaches on the part of Professor Avoke.
Subsequent ruling by a High Court in December 2017, led to the removal of Prof. Avoke as Vice Chancellor, together with some Principal Officers of the University.
Since the onset of this matter, there have been speculations that the removal of Prof. Avoke was politically motivated.