The University of Education Winneba (UEW) has terminated the employment contract of visiting Nigerian lecturer, Prof. Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara over comments he made in a video that has since gone viral.
In the said video, Prof. Nwagbara makes several unsavoury and damning comments about Ghana, its history as well as its educational system.
He is heard inciting the Nigerian media and community in Ghana to employ strategies that would enhance the image of Nigerians.
According to him, the Ghanaian media is painting Nigerians black to the world and, so, it was about time Nigerians fought back.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the University said the comments by the lecturer were inimical to the country’s educational sector, hence his sacking.
“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 after subjecting Prof. Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara to the internal disciplinary process finds him culpable of gross misconduct and has, accordingly dismissed him.”
“The University apologises to Ghanaians for Prof. Nwagbara disparaging remarks about this country’s educational system and further indicates that the comment was full of factual inaccuracies”, portions of the statement added.
Read the full statement below: