Court reverses rustication of 22 UCC students; each to get GH¢10k out of the 100k requested

With just a paper left for them to graduate, these 22 students, most of whom were executives of ATL hall were served with rustication letters.

The students then sent the case to court.

A Cape Coast High Court on Friday ruled in favour of the 22 students.

They are to be given GH¢10,000 each as costs.

Before Friday’s ruling, the students had secured an ex-parte injunction to write their end-of-semester exams.

All but Enock Abeiku Bart-Plange Tawiah were rusticated for two semesters.

Master Bart-Plange Tawiah, who was the President of Atlantic Hall, was rusticated for four semesters as he was cited for the “singular act… to aid the Vandals to enter Oguaa Hall”.

“His act has caused Destruction of University Property contrary to Article 46 (g) of the Students’ Handbook,” the University authorities said in their statement outline the procedure they followed in meting out the punishment.

But lawyer for the students, Patrick Justice Ennin contested the procedure followed, in court, stressing it was not in line with the University’s regulations.

He said he even demanded a compensation of GH¢100,000 each for the students – who are hall executives and members of the hall week planning committee.