The University of Ghana, Legon, has dissociated itself from some controversial comments made by a visiting Nigerian lecturer, Professor Austin Nwagbara in a leaked video which went viral on social media platforms.

Professor Austin Nwagbara was seen in the video, with some Nigerians in Ghana and implored them to use the Nigerian media to destroy Ghana in the eyes of the international community through negative reportage.

Prof. Nwagbara also accused the University of Ghana authorities of charging Nigerian students with exorbitant fees and called on the Nigerian students to take over the university and others in Ghana.

According to the Professor, Nigeria already has a bad image mainly because of how they have been branded by others, especially by Ghana, so it is time to reciprocate that by coming up with innovative ideas and strategies.

A statement, issued and signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Stella A. Amoa said the Professor Nwagbara is currently not a member of faculty at the University and that records at the university indicated that he was a visiting scholar at the Department of English during the 2011/12 academic year from August 8, 2011 to July 30, 2012.

According to the statement, the claims he made in the video relating to the University’s sources of income, students fees, etc. are incorrect and do not in any way represent the true facts and figures of the University’s income and state of affairs.

The statement is urging the public  to treat the contents of the said video with the contempt it deserves.

Below Is Full Details Of The Statement:

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The University of Ghana’s attention has been drawn to a video circulating on media platforms which features an individual who has been linked to the University of Ghana. Beyond the many provocative statements, he launches into a tirade against universities in Ghana in general, and the University of Ghana in particular.

The said Professor has been identified as Professor Austin Nwagbara, a Nigerian Professor of English who is currently not a member of faculty at the University of Ghana.

Our records show that Prof. Nwagbara was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of English during the 2011/12 academic year from August 8, 2011 to July 30, 2012.

The claims Professor Nwagbara makes in the video relating to the University’s sources of income, students fees, etc. are incorrect and do not in any way represent the true facts and figures of the University’s income and state of affairs.

The University of Ghana disassociates itself from the claims Professor Austin Nwagbara makes in the video which we find as mischievous and intended to mislead the public and harm the reputation of the University.

The public is advised to treat the contents of the said video with the contempt it deserves.

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

June 18, 2019

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