UEW Dismisses Nigerian Prof over ‘inciting’ comments


The University of Education, Winneba, has sacked Nigerian English lecturer, Professor Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara, with immediate effect.

His dismissal follows the comments he made in a viral video in which he among other things administer Nigerians to use their media outlets to run stories that could paint Ghana in the negative light because he felt Nigerians were being treated unfairly.

In a statement signed by the Registrar of UEW, the university said it took a very serious view of the video which had circulated on social media involving the professor.

It 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 university, however, apologised to Ghanaians “for Prof. Nwagbara’s disparaging remarks about this country’s educational system and further indicates that the comments were full of inaccuracies”.

The statement said the university was “highly disturbed by the huge embarrassment his unguarded comments had brought to the institution, the ministry of education, and, indeed, Ghana as a whole”.

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