The University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has revoked the appointment of visiting Nigerian Professor to Ghana, Professor Augustine Nwagbara following his comments in a leaked video that has gone viral.
A statement from the university signed by the Registrar indicates that the embattled professor had been on sabbatical leave at the linguistics department since October 2018 describing his comments as embarrassing.
“The University is highly disturbed by the huge embarrassment his unguarded statement has brought to the institution, the Ministry of Education and indeed the Ghana as a whole”, the statement said.
According to the Registrar, the dismissal was subject to internal disciplinary processes which found him culpable of gross misconduct.
He is quoted to have said ” our people will come here and pay $10,000 but they will not pay N20,000 in the University of Lagos… What an average student pays in the University of Lagos in one session to get a degree in English is N12,000. Ghanaians are there paying N12,000… if you ask Nigerians to donate N50,000 naira every year to contribute to that university they will riot but the same Nigerians will come here and pay $10,000 for something 80% inferior to Nigeria.”
The Professor was on Tuesday arrested been charged with incitement to breach of peace following the contents of a leaked tape in which he was captured making damming remarks about Ghana’s educational sector and alleged harsh treatment meted out to Nigerian resident in Ghana.