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Court dismisses UG’s application to set aside suit seeking injunction, nullification of VC Search Committee work

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An Accra High Court has dismissed a motion filed by the University of Ghana to throw out an injunction application that seeks to nullify work done by a search committee set up to propose a successor for the incumbent Vice-Chancellor of the university.

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University of Ghana, in its defence to the suit filed against it by one Patrick Justice Ennin, maintained that the plaintiff’s action was a blatant disregard for the clear requirement of the law establishing the University.

The University also held the view that the action which has been commenced against it “discloses no cause of action and/or is, in any case, an abuse of the process of the Court-Ord 11 r 18 of CI 47.”

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It also said that Patrick Justice Kojo Ennin failed to exhaust the internal dispute resolution mechanism established under the University of Ghana Act, 2010 (Act 806).

But the court disagreed with all three grounds.

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The court has set August 10, 2021 to hear the substantive matter and determine whether or not to grant the Plaintiff’s injunction application which seeks to nullify the work done by the Vice Chancellor’s search committee.

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