We’ve had reports of Nigerians being involved in a number of criminal-related activities in the past.
However, ever since it came to light that about three Nigerians were involved in the infamous kidnapping of the two Canadian women, it seems the Nigerian community in Ghana has since then taken a big hit in the Public Relations department.
With Ghanaians lashing out at the Nigerians, a video of one Nigerian professor, whom we now know was lecturing at the University of Education, Winneba, was identified in a viral video where he seemed to outline diabolical tactics Nigerians in Ghana could deploy to fight back.
Professor Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara, who lectures English at UEW, among other things, claimed that a Nigerian degree was 80 per cent more valuable than a Ghanaian degree.
He went on to also claim that Ghana owed then colonised Nigeria a debt for being able to win independence in 1957.
After his video went viral, UEW has come out to claim that the Nigerian professor has been with their Department of Applied Linguistics since October, 2018.
“The University totally dissociates itself from the grossly irresponsible comments and condemns it in no uncertain terms,” a statement signed by the Registrar of UEW said.
“The University, after subjecting Prof. Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara to internal disciplinary process finds him culpable of gross misconduct and has, accordingly, dismissed him,” the statement added.
See below for the full UEW statement that announced the dismissal of the Nigerian professor:
The University of Education Winneba wishes to inform the general public that it has taken a very serious view of the video circulating on social media, involving Prof. Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara.
Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara, a Professor of English Language, has been on sabbatical at the Department of Applied Linguistics since October, 2018.
In the said video, Prof. Nwagbara makes several unsavoury, unethical and damning comments about our country, its history as well as its educational system. The University totally dissociates itself from the grossly irresponsible comments and condemns it in no uncertain terms.
The University is highly disturbed by the huge embarrassment his unguarded statement has brought to the institution, the Ministry of Education, and, indeed, Ghana as a whole.
The University, upon receipt of the video, immediately invoked its internal disciplinary process to fully examine his conduct relative to the content of the video.
The University wishes to indicate that it has in the past hosted several scholars on sabbatical leave from various countries, including Nigeria, and same have conducted themselves with high degree of decorum and professionalism during their stay. Prof. Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara’s behaviour is totally deviant and an aberration that runs contrary to those of his predecessors or the others currently at post.
The University after subjecting Prof. Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara to internal disciplinary process finds him culpable of gross misconduct and has, accordingly, dismissed him.
The University apologises to Ghanaians for Prof. Nwagbara’s disparaging remarks about this country’s educational system and further indicates that the comments were full of factual inaccuracies.
Watch the full video below: