SARPONG
V.
UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND ANOTHER

(1999) JELR 69703 (HC)    
High Court  ·  23 Jul 1999 ·  Ghana
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[1999-2000] 1 GLR 585
CORAM
QUAYE J.
Core Terms Beta
vice-chancellor
search committee
search party
university council
appointment of a vice-chancellor
chairman of the search committee
position of vice-chancellor
constitutional authority
meeting of the university council
members of the search committee
provisional national defence council government
appointing authority of the vice-chancellor
appointment of the former vice-chancellor
kumasi act
legal principle
main issues
relevant documents
second defendant
suitable candidates
above decision
appointment of the vice chancellor
brief statement
confidential reports
consequence of the said resolution
council of the university of science
counsel holds
dean of the faculty of social sciences
employee of the first defendant university
exclusion of other persons
exercise of its power
following reliefs
governing body of the first defendant university
high court
honourable court
inauguration of the search party
legal right
major issues
mr ohene manu
own earlier resolution
particular case
power of analysis
report of the council search party
short-list candidates
special meeting of the university council
statutory provision
such further order
terms of order
university council of the university of science
view of this fact

QUAYE J.: This action is a fall-out from the 158 special meeting of the University Council, the second defendant herein, which is by statutory provision, the governing body of the first defendant university. The plaintiff herein is a professor of French, has been dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, since 1984, head of the Department of Languages and lecturer, an employee of the first defendant university. He has been a full professor since 1993, and a member of the governing council of the first defendant university since the 1988-89 academic year.

In this action, the plaintiff endorsed his writ with the following reliefs:

“(1) Declaration that the university council of the University of Science and Technology and the University of Science and Technology in exercise of its power under article 195(3) of the Constitution, 1992 to appoint a vice-chancellor is duty bound to follow its own earlier resolution adopted at the 157 meeting of the university council to follow the procedure ado…

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