University of Ghana sued for alleged irregularities in search for new VC

The University of Ghana has been sued for some alleged irregularities in its search for a new Vice-Chancellor.

In a writ sighted by Joy News, the plaintiff, Patrick Justice Ennin, hurled the School before an Accra High Court for, among other things, alleged unlawful constitution of the Vice Chancellor’s Search Committee.

He is seeking to injunct and ultimately nullify the entire work done by the committee since it was established in September 2020.

The university’s statutes demand that ‘one year before the post of Vice-Chancellor becomes vacant, or when the post is vacant, the Council shall appoint a search party or committee to propose a successor for the Council’s consideration’.

But with barely two months to the end of the tenure of the current Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, the university is yet to conclude processes for the appointment of his successor.