Professor Mawutor Avoke re-instated as Vice- Chancellor of UEW
The Governing Council of the University of Education, Winneba, has reinstated Professor Mawutor Avoke as Vice Chancellor of the institution.
This was contained in a letter by the Chairman of the Governing Council, Nana Ofori Ansah I.
Professor Avoke’s reinstatement follows a High Court order to UEW.
The acting Vice Chancellor has since been asked to immediately handover to Professor Avoke.
A letter to the acting VC read “On the authority of this letter, you are directed to hand over forthwith to Professor Mawutor Avoke, who resumes duty as substantive Vice-Chancellor following a High Court order directing his reinstatement.”
A legal tussle, which began in 2017, saw Prof. Mawutor Avoke and three other principal officers dismissed for some alleged financial malfeasance.
Three senior lecturers including Prof. Ephraim Avea Nsoh were later in 2019 dismissed for misconduct and insubordination.
But a Winneba High Court, last week, ordered that Professor Mawutor Avoke be reinstated, including all those who were affected by the legal tussle.
The court also directed that their salary arrears should be paid with retrospective effect from the date they were unlawfully removed.
Professor Avoke is expected to retire in September 2023.