The students who were dismissed by the Bolgatanga polytechnic Authorities on February 2, for alleged examination malpractices petitioned the commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice intervene on their behalf for the purpose of enforcing their right to education.
In their affidavit filed at the High court on March 5 and which was to be heard on March 31, the applicants contended that they received withdrawal letters on February 2-5 respectively without being offered the opportunity to defend themselves.
However, while the court was yet to determine the case on March 31, they had information that the mid-semester examinations were scheduled to start from March 22 -26, hence the filing of application for interlocutory injunction.
Mr. Justice G. A. Kwasi-Kumah in his ruling said “upon reading the affidavit of the applicants filed on 17th March 2010 and upon hearing counsel for the applicants in support of the motion I am of the view that the applicants have made sufficient case and ample reasons why their application by granted ex parte.
Three of the students were alleged to have caught by the invigilator having a group discussion in the urinal while an examination was in progress while the fourth was allegedly seen in possession of a foreign material related to the paper that was being written.
But they contend that “the Polytechnic Authorities never gave us a hearing before handing down the extreme punishment of withdrawing us from campus”.