Court Quashes Wrongful Dismissal Of UEW Lecturer

The Court of Appeal in Cape Coast has quashed the decision that led to the dismissal of a former lecturer of the University of Education, Winneba, Dr. Samuel Ofori Bekoe.

According to the court, the University erred when it “hastily” dismissed Dr. Bekoe who was at the time a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Studies.

The court ruled that “on the strength of above authority, we hold that save for the dismissal of the claim for an order of prohibition as being wholly bereft of any substance and merit, the appeal is hereby allowed.”

Sources available to this portal indicate that lawyers for Dr. Samuel Ofori Bekoe have officially written to the university conveying the decision to them.

Dr. Samuel Ofori Bekoe was dismissed by the Governing Council of the University in March 2018 based on the findings and recommendations of a five-member committee established to look into allegations of a death threat and gross misconduct against him.

Dr. Bekoe is alleged to have threatened to attack members of the University council with knives and cutlasses after a disagreement ensued at a meeting on February 22, 2018.

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