THE SUPREME COURT DID NOT RULE ON AVOKE’s REINSTATEMENT OR OTHERWISE!
What this ruling means is that Prof Avoke and Dr. Ackorlie should have been allowed to join the case at the Winneba High Court as interested parties. Therefore, the case at the Winneba High Court should start all over with the two aforementioned persons allowed to give evidence.
What the plaintiff sought from the Supreme Court was to set aside the default judgement given by the Winneba High Court on May 2, 2018 for affected parties to join the case. The default judgement however, did not make any ruling on Prof Avoke and Dr Ackorlie’s interdiction.
It must be noted that the interdiction and the subsequent dismissal of the two were done by the Governing Council of the University of Education, Winneba based on the work of the Fact Finding Committee.
It’s instructive to mention that the Nov 20, 2017 ruling by the Supreme Court made it abundantly clear that it could not touch the Governing Council’s decision and praised Supi Kofi Kwayera for his public spiritedness.
It’s also noteworthy that a relief seeking the reinstatement of the dismissed staff is pending before the Cape Coast High Court 2.
In the light of these, it is quite shocking that certain individuals would jubilate over a supposed revocation of the installed VC of UEW. There was nothing like that and the reliefs they were seeking had no relationship whatsoever with what is being propagated.