The Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU) began its 2020/2021 second semester examination on Monday, September 6, 2021, as scheduled, despite an injunction restraining the institution from conducting the exams.
A Cape Coast High Court placed an injunction on the exams following a matter brought to the court by some sixteen students of the school who were believed to have been expelled due to their supposed involvement in examination malpractice.
But Citi News sources at CCTU say the exams started as planned.
The students filed a Motion on Notice for Interlocutory Injunction to restrain the Cape Coast Technical University and the Academic Board of the Cape Coast Technical University, their agents, privies, workmen and assigns from conducting the End of Second Semester Examinations for 2020/2021 Academic Year until the final determination of a Human Rights Application challenging the validity, legality, and constitutionality of the decision by the Respondents; Cape Coast Technical University, and its academic board rusticating and/or dismissing the Applicants from the University.
The facts are that on April 19, 2021, about 43 students were either dismissed outright from the Cape Coast Technical University or rusticated for two semesters from the Cape Coast Technical University on the grounds that the “Applicants had allegedly engaged in examination malpractice namely; prior possession of examination questions and having foreknowledge of examination papers”.
“The said punishment was in connection with Cost and Business Accounting—PUS 114 and DPM 102 paper, which was written in or as part of the papers for the end of the second-semester examinations of the 2019/2020 academic year”.
Attempts to speak to the University authorities failed, as the School Registrar and lawyer refused to speak to the issue, indicating that the matter is in court.