Former Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Professor Kwame Karikari has described comments made by a Nigerian lecturer that Ghanaian universities degrees are only up to 20% the quality of those awarded by universities in Nigeria as Nonsensical.
Professor Augustine Nwagbara from Nigeria in a video, which has gone viral on social media, expressed his disappointment in Nigerians who come to Ghana to acquire degrees, which is more expensive than what they pay in Nigeria.
“…our people will come here and pay $10,000 but they will not pay N20,000 in the University of Lagos… What an average student pays in the University of Lagos in one session to get a degree in English is N12,000. Ghanaians are there paying N12,000… if you ask Nigerians to donate N50,000 naira every year to contribute to that university they will riot but the same Nigerians will come here and pay $10,000 for something 80% inferior to Nigeria.”
However, speaking in an interview with Host of TENKNOKRAT, Afia Anidaso Boateng on Focus FM in KNUST, Professor Kwame Karikari expressed disappointment in the Nigerian professor.
“He is talking nonsense. If this comment is coming from a person who claims to be a professor, I’ll doubt the credentials of such a person. On what basis is he assessing the value of Nigerian or Ghanaian degree,” he said.
According to him, the Nigeria lecturer by name Prof Augustine Nwagbara should be ignored. “He doesn’t even deserve any publicity – Is Nonsensical,” he said.
Police investigate Nigerian Professor; cautioned for breach of peace in Ghana.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has granted bail to the visiting Nigerian lecturer Prof Augustine Nwagbara at the University of Education following the contents of a video that has gone viral on social media.
Prof Nwagbara was invited by the Police CID Tuesday and was cautioned on the offense of offensive conduct conducive to the breach of peace, a statement signed by the Head of Public Affairs of the Police CID, DSP Juliana Obeng said.
In the same video, Prof Nwagbara told a group of Nigerians to take advantage of the media to reshape the reportage of Nigerians in Ghana.
“There is bad image for Nigeria; we can take it back through the press. We can reverse it. We have powerful Nigerian media stations, channels broadcast all over the world, there’s active online social media… Let them come here and run documentaries of the experiences of Nigerians and blast it all over the world. In three days Ghana would respond,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana has accused the Ghanaian media of demonizing its nationals through wide spread negative reportage.
The Commission has therefore advised the media and the public to be circumspect with their reports and commentary on alleged crimes committed by Nigerians living in Ghana.
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