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‘Common Sense’ is better than a PhD– Prof Aryeetey

‘Common Sense’ is better than a PhD– Prof Aryeetey

The former vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ernest Aryeetey, whose tenure of office ends in August this year has stated that acquiring and applying common sense is more important than possessing a PhD.

In an interview on Radio Universe’ Campus Exclusive on Monday, Professor Ernest Aryeetey took the opportunity to address issues at the University of Ghana. He stated that, though a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is important, one needs common sense in managing institutions or dealing with politicians as a manager of an academic institution.

‘Common sense mostly…Common sense and courage…that is all. A PhD is always important but common sense is the most important. You need enough common sense to assess what the student is telling you. You need enough common sense to go into an academic board meeting and debate issues. You need enough common sense to deal with politicians.’

He emphasised the application of common sense in determining what is good and bad for an academic community such as the University of Ghana.

‘By common sense, you are guided by knowing the difference between right and wrong, the difference between good and bad. You have that sense to do it. There is nothing that you’ll need to worry about.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ernest was earlier this month appointed to the Governing Council of the United Nations University. He was part of twelve (12) members appointed to serve on the governing council for terms of either three or six years.

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