A Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana has jabbed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distribution, Mr Senyo Hosi, for claiming that the University of Ghana is a “school of mediocrity”.
Speaking truth to power at a stakeholders’ forum to mark the 70th anniversary of the school, Mr Hosi directly told the management of the university, as well as its lecturers and students in the face that his alma mater must sit up and begin churning out “viable” graduates with “skills” to live.
“I have three degrees; all from the University of Ghana. I won’t hire anybody [from UG], it’s simple. And it’s a matter of substance: what do you churn out? You are churning out people with degrees, not people with an education, not people with skills on how to live; that is the problem.
“And respectfully, the old men running this school, they are too many, get them out. I beg you; you guys are not doing anything that is relevant for the future and you won’t get people wanting to employ the people out of this place.
“Your MBA students, plenty of them I won’t hire, your classmates, I won’t hire. I was also in that school. How many TA [Teaching Assistants] haven’t written people’s thesis?” Mr Hosi told them bluntly.
Citing an example to buttress his verdict on the school, Mr Hosi said: “This is the 70th-anniversary – I mean can you imagine – University of Ghana, 70th-anniversary, what kind of communication went on to promote this programme? Meanwhile, we are supposed to have a Marketing Department at the Business School and a whole Communication School, whatever it is. Look at the number of people here”.
An unhappy Lecturer at the Law Department of the University, Lawyer Poku Adusei took to his Facebook wall to share his opinion on the statement of Senyo Hosi which has made the headlines.
“Hosi kept faith with dummies for three degrees from the same university. He deserves Nobel Prize for not thinking!”