Joshua Alabi, Rector of IPS
Joshua Alabi, Rector of IPS

The Rector of the Institute of Professional Studies, Prof. Joshua Alarbi, and the institute have been jointly charged with contempt of court.

The charges are in respect of the willful refusal of the school to restore the BSe Marketing Degree of a former student of the Institute in total disregard of a court order.

IPS cancelled Mr Asore Maxwell Abugre’s BSc Marketing degree, claiming falsely that he falsified the results with which he entered the institute.

Attempts to explain issues to the authorities failed forcing Mr Asore to file a case at the High Court (Human Rights Division) to assert his fundamental human right to education.

The court, presided over by Justice Uuter Paul Dery upheld his argument, noting that the IPS had not been able to prove its case that the complainant falsified his results.

The court, consequently ordered on July 28, that IPS should within 10 days release Mr Asore’s Degree.

Since the ruling, all attempts to get the authorities to comply with the court’s ruling have failed. Letters written by the lawyers of Mr Asore reminding the institute to respect the court’s ruling have been ignored.

IPS, this week wrote to the lawyers arguing that they print certificates yearly and that Mr Asore could only get his certificate next year.

In the wake of the letter, the complainant, through his new lawyers, Tometi Legal Consult filed for contempt at the High Court.

The case will be heard on October 13, this year.

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