UEW Sacks Professor Of English Language

The University of Education Winneba (UEW) has dismissed Prof. Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara after  subjecting him to internal disciplinary process and found him culpable of gross misconduct.

The University’s decision came after a video circulating on social media, involving Prof. Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara in which video, Prof. Nwagbara makes several unsavoury, unethical and damning comments about the country, its history as well as its educational system.

“The University toally dissociates itself from the grossly irresponsible comments and condemns it in no uncertain terms,” a statement from UEW indicated.

The release signed by the Registrar said Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara, a Professor of English Language, has been on sabbatical at the Department of Applied Linguistics since October, 2018 and that 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.”

It stated That the University, upon receipt of the video, immediately invoked its internal disciplinary process to fully examine his conduct relative to the content of the video.

“The University wishes to indicate that it has in the past hosted several scholars on sabbatical leave from various countries, including Nigeria, and same have conducted themselves with high degree of decorum and professionalism during their stay. Prof. Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara’s behaviour is totally deviant and an aberration that runs contrary to those of his predecessors or the others currently at post,” the release stated.

The University apologised to Ghanaians for Prof. Nwagbara’s disparaging remarks about the  country’s educational system and further indicates that the comments were full of factual inaccuracies.


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