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A press statement signed by the Registrar, C.Y. Akwaa-Mensah, all campuses in Winneba, Ajumako, Kumasi, and Asante-Mampong have resumed work.

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School activities at the University of Education are expected to return to normal as the various campuses have re-opened after a short closure.

According to a press statement signed by the Registrar, C.Y. Akwaa-Mensah, all campuses in Winneba, Ajumako, Kumasi, and Asante-Mampong have resumed work.

The University was on Tuesday closed down temporarily following a court case brought against it by a former Assemblyman of Donkoryiem, Supi Kofi Kwayera over the continuous stay of the school’s Council.

The Council’s mandatory four year term expired in 2013. However, the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) government ordered the Council to act until a substantive one is appointed.

The Education Minister at the time, Professor Naana Opoku Agyemang said that the protracted election petition in 2013 and some challenges facing the education sector were to be blamed for the extension.

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But the businessman was not happy with the development. He subsequently filed a suit at a Winneba High Court demanding that all decisions taken by the Council to be declared null and void.

The Assemblyman is also seeking the declaration that the extension of the mandate of the Governing Council by the University and Education Ministry was in breach of Section 8 of Act 972.

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At a hearing at Winneba, the presiding judge, Justice Ato Graves Mills ruled that the reliefs sought by the plaintiff should be upheld pending the determination of the case on Friday 16th June, 2017.

He also asked for the current Vice Chancellor of the school and other senior members to be restrained from exercising their duties.

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