University of Education Winneba in Ghana has cancelled the appointment of the visiting Nigerian English professor who was seen urging Nigerians, in a video that has gone viral, to stand up against Ghanaians who are maltreating.
|Professor Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara
The decision was taken after a disciplinary Committee of the university conducted an investigation into the content of the video.
News Today sources say the professor told the committee the video was fake.
“The University after subjecting Prof. Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara to internal disciplinary process finds him culpable of misconduct and has, accordingly, dismissed him,” the university said in a statement.
Content of the video has been widely condemned by Ghanaians over fears it could further worsen the recent tensed relationship between locals and Nigerians residing in the country.
Below are details of the statement issued by the university.
PROFESSOR AUGUSTINE UZOMA NWAGBARA DISMISSED FROM UEW
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 is a Professor of English Language, has been on sabbatical at the Department of Applied Linguistics since October, 2018.
In the said video, Prof. Nwagbara made several unacceptable and damning comments about our country, its history as well as its educational system.
The University totally disassociate itself from the irresponsible comments and condemns it.
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 guilty 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.
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