A Cape Coast High Court has ordered the reinstatement of the 22 students the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
In May this year the UCC rusticated the 22 students following a student brawl on campus.
But the court on Friday ruled in favour of the 22 students and also awarded each student GH¢10,000 as costs.
The brawl on campus involved students of Commonwealth Hall from the University of Ghana – nicknamed Vandals – and Unity Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – nicknamed Conti. The incident left three students seriously injured.
Presiding Judge Kwesi Dapaah upheld the argument of the students’ lawyer who had argued that the executives were being made scapegoats as they were not directly linked to the crime, and also that they were not given a fair hearing by the university.
He disclosed they were rusticated before being invited to meet the disciplinary committee of the school.
Their images, he argued, were also pasted on the school’s notice board before they were invited to appear before the committee.
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