UG: High Court Adjourns Case Against As Defendants Plead For More Time To File Defense
The Accra High Court hearing the case against the University of Ghana over alleged irregularities by a Committee set up to select a new Vice-Chancellor has been adjourned to June 28, 2021.
The court presided over by Justice Baah, moved the hearing of the case after the defendants pleaded for more time to file a defense.
During the hearing of the case on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, lead counsel for the University, Lawyer Kwabena Adu Kusi, told the court that they have not had enough time to file a response to the suit.
Lawyer for the plaintiff, Joe Aboagye Debrah did not fight the plea.
The case filed by one Patrick Justice Ennin, an alumnus of the University of Ghana, seeks to place an injunction and nullification of the work done by the Vice-Chancellor’s Search Committee.
He alleges that the ‘inclusion of Mrs Vesta A. Nunoo and Prof. Baffuor Agyeman-Duah as two of the three representatives of the University Council on the Search Committee, was in breach of prevailing law as their tenure, as members of the council, had expired prior to their nomination.
Mr Ennin argues that, ‘as of July 31, 2020, the tenure of many members of the University Council had expired and the continued membership and inclusion in the work of the University Council of these members renders the activities of the Council, post terminal dates null and void and of no legal effect whatsoever.