Sacked Nigerian English Professor, Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara is begging profusely to be forgiven for the unguarded remarks he made at a secret meeting called to discuss the way forward in the on-going bad publicity and stereotyping of Nigerians as criminals in Ghana.
Appearing before a Committee of the University of Winneba, Prof. Nwagbara expressed regret at the turn of events and asked to be forgiven.
But that did not appease University authorities, who swiftly dismissed the visiting lecturer at Winneba’s Department of Applied Linguistics yesterday.
Watch Prof Nwagbara speaking at a secret Nigeria community held in Accra below;
The university described as unsavoury and unethical, Prof. Nwagbara’s comments about Ghana and its educational system.
Sources at the University’s Council told Ghanacrusader Prof. Nwagbara this morning called via telephone some Faculty colleagues and pleaded that they intervene on his behalf so that his dismissal could be reversed.
“He is even ready to follow it up with an apology letter to the University and Ghana as a whole,” a lecturer said.
A statement dismissing the Nigerian lecturer from the University said “the university has taken a very serious view of the video which has circulated on social media involving the professor and totally wishes to disassociate itself from the grossly irresponsible comments and condemns it in no uncertain terms.”
It would be recalled that Prof. Nwagbara was arrested on Tuesday afternoon by the Ghana Police over a viral video in which he was allegedly heard inciting the Nigerian Community in Ghana to devise strategies to destroy the country’s image.
In the video, he was seen in a meeting with some Nigerians in Ghana and implored them to use the Nigerian media to destroy Ghana in the eyes of the international community through negative reportage.
Read the dismissal statement signed by the Registrar of the University below;