A Nigerian professor at the University of Ghana, Legon, has said degrees awarded by Ghanaian universities are only up to 20% the quality of those awarded by universities in Nigeria. The Nigerian professor on sabbatical at the University of Ghana, Legon, Augustine Nwabara, his disappointment in Nigerians who come to Ghana to acquire degrees which are more expensive than what they pay in Nigeria.
According to him, “…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,’’. The professor who seemed peeved about the treatment meted out to Nigerians in Ghana added that ‘‘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.” He further noted 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,” he stressed.
Again he stated that Ghana doesn’t have the requisites to make a university. “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.
Professor Augustine Nwabara’s statements were made in a leaked video which has gone viral on social media. The video is purported to have been shot at a secret meeting held between a section of the Nigerian community Nigerians in Ghana
Check out the video below: