A six-member Appeals Board for the Tamale Technical University (TaTU) has been set up and inaugurated in accordance with Schedule Q of the University’s Statutes at a brief ceremony at the University’s Computer Science Block auditorium on March 26, 2021.
The Appeals Board chaired by Dubik Mahama Yakubu, a legal practitioner and Chairman of Northern Regional Lands Commission is tasked to hear and determine appeals from members of the University community regarding acts or omissions in contravention of the Tamale Technical University Act and Statutes enacted by the Council, the promotion of persons duly employed by the University; breach of employment contracts by the University; grievances by students against the University on matters related to welfare and discipline; and any other matter or dispute referred to the Appeals Board by the Council.
In his inaugural address, the chairman of the University Governing Council, Dr. Alhassan Emil Abdulai, said part of the task of the Board was to evaluate the legal or official decisions and determine if the decision of the University was right or wrong.
Dr. Abdulai also urged the members of the Board to determine cases without fear or favour and in a fair, just and honest manner. He assured the Board of the University Council’s utmost support to ensure its smooth operations.
The Chairman of the Appeal Board, Mr. Dubik Mahama Yakubu thanked the University Council for the confidence reposed on them and assured the University community that the Board will leave up to expectations.
The Appeals Board Chairman urged staff and students to take advantage of the Board to channel their grievances for redress before finally considering any legal action in the court.
He appealed to the Board and Management of the University to ensure due diligence before arriving at decisions to avoid litigations.
The other members of the Board are; Naa Justice Ziblim Imoro a retired Justices of the High Court, Professor Alhassan Rahamatu, formerly of the University of Ghana, Mr. Mohammed Alhassan, a legal practitioner, and a former Lecturer at Tamale Technical University, Mr. Charles Wentewe a development consultant and Ms. Esther Yirbom, a private legal practitioner. The event was attended by members of the University Council.