Former UDS student sues university over appointment of new V-C

University For Development Studies
University For Development Studies

One Emmanuel Osabutey, a former student of the University of Developmental Studies has filed an interlocutory injunction application at a Tamale High Court restraining the University , its Council Chairman and Registrar from announcing Professor Seidu Al-Hassan as its new Vice-Chancellor.

The motion was filed on Thursday, June 09, will be heard by the Court on July 05, 2022.

The motion, a copy of which has been seen by the Ghana News Agency, is praying the court for an order of interlocutory injunction restraining Professor Seidu Al-Hassan from holding himself as the new Vice-Chancellor of UDS until the final determination of the matter by the court.

It is also praying the court for an order restraining the UDS, Professor Wayo Seini, UDS Council Chairman, and the University Council from ratifying and approving Professor Seidu Al-Hassan as the new Vice-Chancellor of UDS until the Search Committee’s Report is discussed and approved by the Members of the University Council in accordance with law.

The tenure of the current Vice-Chancellor of UDS, Professor Gabriel Ayum Teye, will expire at the end of August, this year.

In view of this, the Governing Council of UDS inaugurated a Search Committee in December,2021 to look for a suitable candidate to take over the office.

The Search Committee interviewed about three applicants for the position, and was to present its report by May 31, this year.

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