The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Prof D. D. Kuupole, on behalf of the University Council, has received the report of the Committee set up to address issues of the University of Cape Coast Branch of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG).
Presenting the report, the Chairman of the Committee, Prof. K. Yankson indicated that the Committee was to consider grievances regarding the appointment, promotion and elevation of some academic senior members which UTAG considered to be at variance with the Statutes of the University.
According to Prof. Yankson, the Committee was to investigate the following issues: “whether the Statutes have been breached; to find out whether those elevated/upgraded to the rank of senior lecturers fall within the exceptional clause as captured under the specific schedule of the statutes; to iron out any misunderstanding or misrepresentation and to ensure that there is harmony between Management and UTAG”.
Prof. Yankson thanked the University of Cape Coast Council for the confidence reposed in the committee, which he said worked tirelessly to produce the report.
Receiving the report, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole expressed gratitude on behalf of the University Council and management for the good work by the committee. “Council will examine the content of the four-member committee’s report without delay to ensure speedy implementation of its recommendations,” he assured them.
The Vice-Chancellor pointed out that Council was irrevocably committed to finding lasting solution to the issues raised by UTAG members.
Other members of the Committee were, Dr. (Mrs.) R. E. M. Entsua Mensah, Council Member; Major (Rtd) Ben Donkor, Council Member, and Mr. Emmanuel Aidoo, Secretary to the Committee.
Present at the function were the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro and the Registrar, Mr. John K. Nyan.