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Benjamin Teiko Aryeetey

Benjamin Teiko Aryeetey

Benjamin Teiko Aryeetey was a Ghanaian academic and judge. He is a retired justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana. He spent a total of forty (40) years serving on the bench of the Judiciary of Ghana. He was also a lecturer at the Ghana School of Law.

1941

14 June 1941

Early life and Education

He was born on June 14, 1941. From 1956 to 1960, he attended Mfantsipim School where he prepared for the West African School Certificate Examination, first division. He continued on to the Winneba Training College in 1960 and graduated with a Teacher's Certificate 'A' in 1962.He enrolled at Achimota School in 1963 and earned his GCE A-Level (General Certificate of Education Advance Level) in 1965.He earned his post-graduate degree in law from the University of Ghana in 1968, where he also earned his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree.


 



1971

06 July 1971

District Magistrate

 In April 1971, Aryeetey started working as a District Magistrate grade II. He served as Judge Advocate for the Ghana Armed Forces after being appointed as a Justice of the High Court in 1989.


1999

06 July 1999

Justice of the Court of Appeal

In April 1999, he received a promotion to Justice of the Court of Appeal, where he remained until 2009, when he was named Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana.

2002

17 July 2002

Conferences

The African Programme on American Legal Institution and Jurisprudence in the United States, Operation Cross Roads and Commonwealth Magistrates, and Judges Association Workshop in The Gambia were some of the conferences and workshops he attended while he was on the bench

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