A newly appointed visually impaired law lecturer at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Carruthers Tetteh, has recounted the circumstances surrounding
A newly appointed visually impaired law lecturer at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Carruthers Tetteh, has recounted the circumstances surrounding his predicament.
According to Mr. Tetteh, whose appointment took effect in December 2023, as Criminal Law and the Ghana Legal System, he lost his sight at the age of eleven after a wrong prescription by a private health facility at Winneba.
“In 2002, I lost my sight as a result of a drug reaction when I was in primary five and at age 11. So in September 2002, when I was admitted to the Akropong School for the Blind, it dawned on me that life had taken a different turn because I am now going to be in the midst of people who are blind.” Mr. Tetteh recollects.
“Reading Law has always been my interest from childhood. I always wanted to be in a position to advocate for the less privileged. So that has been driving my interest throughout my life.”
He added, “At the Law Faculty, I also went all out to give my best to set the right pace, knowing very well that I was the first student with Visual Impairment to be admitted to the Law Faculty at UCC.”