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General News Mon, 19 Jun 2006

Prof. Yankah confirmed Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Accra, June 19, GNA - The University of Ghana Council has confirmed Professor Kwesi Yankah as the substantive Pro-Vice-Chancellor, with effect from June 1 2006. Until his appointed Prof. Yankah was the Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

A statement on Monday, by the Public Affairs Directorate of the University explained that Prof Yankah succeeded Prof Edward Ofori Sarpong whose term of office ended on February 29 2006.

The University noted that Prof Sarpong stepped aside in April 2005 to enable the investigative committee on examination malpractices to carry out its work on a matter in which he had been implicated. Prof. Anna Barnes took over as the Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor till his retirement in July 31, 2005 paving the way for Prof Yankah to assume the acting position.

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Meanwhile the University Council on Friday declared its intentions to appeal against the decision of an Accra Fast Track High Court that reversed the decision to remove Prof. Ofori Sarpong from the position of Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana and the dismissal of Professor Kwasi Agyeman, Head of the Philosophy Department.

A statement from the Registrar of the University, Mr Teddy Konu said: 93The University of Ghana has had the opportunity of studying His Lordship Justice Baffoe Bonnie's ruling on the motion brought against the University by Professor Edward Ofori Sarpong and Professor Kwasi Agyeman.

"The University is aggrieved by the ruling of His Lordship. Accordingly, the University will exercise its right of appeal to the Court of Appeal."

Source: GNA
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