Exclusive: Supreme Court Grants Injunction Against Avoke’s Reinstatement

The Supreme Court of Ghana has granted an injunction against the reinstatement of Professor Mawutor Avoke as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, GhanaXtra.Com can report authoritatively.Credible sources available to this portal indicate that the injunction was served on the university around 4:40 pm on Monday, February 7, 2022,Following receipt of the injunction notice, this portal can confirm that council conveyed a crunch meeting to decide on the next line of action and the possible legal remedies available.The writ is restraining Professor Mawutor Avoke from holding himself as the Vice-Chancellor of the university.Meanwhile, Professor Mawutor Avoke reported to work today, Monday, February 7, 2022 and was officially ushered into office by the University Council.The Winneba High Court, on Thursday, February 3, ordered the University to reinstate Prof. Avoke, including all those who were also affected by a legal tussle that got them dismissed.The Court presided over by Justice Aboagye Tandoh also charged the School to pay their salary arrears with retrospective effect from the date they were ‘unlawfully’ removed.Subsequently, the University Council at a brief ceremony ushered him into office on Monday, February 7, 2022.Avoke said the focus of his administration will be on how to ensure peace, unity, and reconciliation in the School.“What is urgently required of the University of Education today are unity, reconciliation, and peace. We must work together in unity; otherwise, we cannot forge any development agenda. Even as we celebrate today that we are back to the University, we are also mindful of some of our colleagues who have not had the opportunity to come back.“In the coming days, we’d work with the Council to see that those other people who were dismissed also come back. We are thankful to the President of the Republic, the Sector Minister, the Governing Council and all others who, through prayers and support, have made this day possible”.Call our Editor on 0209391902 or click here and inform us via Whatsapp. You could equally email your stories or articles to [email protected] and we’ll surely put them online

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