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The MP for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, has said the court did not order for the closure of the University of Education, Winneba.
“The registrar of the institution is up to some mischief with some people and that, in it, I am sure, will give rise to another action in court. So, simply put, I will say that the court did not order the closure of the university,” Markin said.
“This matter is in court as we speak and if I go on about it again in the media, it will not be helpful, but what I will say is that the court never ordered the closure of the university,” the lawmaker told Accra FM.
UEW closed down all campuses following an order by the court restraining members of its Governing Council from holding themselves out as such.
According to authorities, the university was sued at the Winneba High Court in connection with the writ filed by one Supi Kofi Kwayera, represented on Tuesday 13th June, 2017 in court by Mr Afenyo-Markin, challenging the legality of certain actions taken by the then Governing Council of the university.
Subsequent to the writ heard on Tuesday 13th June, 2017, the judge ruled that the reliefs sought by the plaintiff should be upheld pending the determination of the case on Friday 16th June, 2017.
In a press release signed by the registrar of the university, he stated: “In line with the decision of the court, the members of the university community, comprising University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) executives, Deans, Heads of Departments and representatives of Senior Members, have therefore decided to shut down the university until Friday 16th June, 2017 when the substantive case will be heard.”