University of Cape Coast

Mr. Solomon  Faakye

Mr. Solomon Faakye

Principal Legal OfficerSenior

 Mr. Solomon Faakye is head of Legal and General Counsel of the University of Cape Coast. He has academic credentials across 3 continents from six universities which include the University of Ghana (Legon), the University of Oslo (Norway), University of Aviero (Portugal), University of Tampere (Finland), Ohio State University (U.S.A) and the University of Tromso (Norway). 

Solomon Faakye is a qualified lawyer, called to the Ghana Bar in 2009. 

Faakye has been involved in extensive courtroom litigation in matters relating to Public Contracts, Administrative Law, Educational Law, Intellectual Property, Data Protection and Property Law at all levels of the Court System in Ghana. 

He has wide experience in providing complex legal advisory opinions especially on matters bothering on Public Law Contracts, Public Private Partnership and Build Own, Operate and Transfer Agreements, Research Grants and Consultancy Agreements. 

He has deep understanding of the Statutory and Policy context of universities in particular and public corporations in general. Lawyer Faakye has provided training consultancies for several institutions including: the Association of African Universities (AAU), the Judicial Training Institute of Ghana (JTI) as well as universities including; the National Polytechnic Bamenda (Bambui- Cameroon), Accra Technical University, Ghana Institute of Journalism and the University of Cape Coast. 

He has won several awards including the Mandela Washington Fellowship awarded by president Obama through the American State Department, the Erasmus Mundus Fellowship awarded by the European Union and the Quota Award by the Government of Norway. 

By way of extension services, Lawyer Faakye has been an Adjunct Lecturer at the Faculty of Law where he has taught courses in Constitutional Law, Legal systems, Education Law, Intellectual Property Law, Philosophical Foundations of Law, Policy and Politics of Law and Environmental Law. 

He has published widely in several journals including the Journal of African Law- Cambridge Core and the African Human Rights Law Journal. He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Evidence and Proof published by Sage.