By/brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah
The University of Ghana, Legon has dissociated claims made by Nigerian Professor, Austin Nwagbara to the effect that the Nigerian community takes care of more than 65% the income of the university.
Professor Austin Nwagbara whose leaked video went viral while addressing a section of Nigerian students at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) was quoted as saying “, I was first sabbatical Legon 2011- 2012 sir I can tell you that, Nigerian community takes care of more than 65% of Legon budget the income of the university. Nigerian student in that university pay a minimum of $10,000.00 or per average person $10,000.00 per student the number of students how much do they generate”
But a statement from Ghana’s premier university issued on Tuesday and copied to MyNewsGh.com, reads” The University of Ghana’s attention has been drawn to a video circulating on media platforms which features an individual who is making claims of teaching at 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 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 Nwangbara makes in the video relating to the University’s sources of income 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”