A Nigerian professor, Augustine Nwabara who is said to be on sabbatical at the University of Ghana, Legon has said degrees awarded by Ghanaian univers
A Nigerian professor, Augustine Nwabara who is said to be on sabbatical at the University of Ghana, Legon has said degrees awarded by Ghanaian universities are only up to 20% the quality of those awarded by Ghanaian universities.
In a leaked video that went viral on social media, the professor has expressed his total disappointment in Nigerians who come to Ghana to acquire such inferior degrees at a higher cost than what they pay in Nigeria.
According to him, in 2011/2012 he was on sabbatical at the Department of English at the University of Ghana and can say for a fact that “Nigeria community takes care of about 65% of its budget. A Nigeria student pays a minimum or average of ten thousand United State dollars (10,000USD)”
“…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.”
The seems peeved English language professor is worried about the treatment meted out to Nigerians in Ghana and of the view that he won’t pay the amount Ghanaian universities charge foreign students for his child to earn a degree.
“I won’t pay 10% of that sum for my child to get a degree in a Ghanaian university, I am in the system I know the quality of education we receive here is 80% inferior to what is in Nigeria. I can tell you authoritatively. You can quote me anywhere” he added.
He further noted that Ghana doesn’t have needed human resource capacity to make a university that can produce a quality degree to the standard of that of Nigeria.
“No Ghanaian degree is 20% up to the quality of a Nigerian degree. All our federal universities are better than any universities here. What makes a university, it’s not buildings, it’s not trees, it’s the quality of staff that will recycle and produce others they don’t have it,” he said.
Prof. Augustine Nwabara made these statements in an alleged “secret” meeting held between some Nigerians in Ghana.
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