University of Education Winneba sacks Nigerian Professor over inciting comments

University of Education Winneba sacks Nigerian Professor over inciting comments

- University of Education in Ghana has with immediate effect, sacked its visiting Nigerian lecturer, Prof. Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara

- The lecturer was dismissed for inciting Nigerians against Ghana in a leaked video

The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has dismissed its visiting Nigerian lecturer, Prof. Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara, following certain “inciting” comments he made.

In a video that has gone viral, Prof. Nwagbara was captured inciting the Nigerian community in Ghana to devise strategies that will destroy Ghana’s international image.

He accused Ghanaians of being part of the reason why Nigeria has a bad image, saying it is time for Nigerians to also reciprocate.

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Prof. Nwagbara was picked up on Tuesday, June 18 by the police over his inciting comments, but was later granted bail.

But in a new development, the University of Education has dismissed him, citing his inimical and unprofessional behaviour.

In a statement, the University said he has been sacked with immediate effect, adding that the institution is highly embarrassed by his unguarded statements.

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,” sections of the statement reads.

“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 said it “totally dissociates itself from the grossly irresponsible comments and condemns it in no uncertain terms.”

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The statement added: “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.

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