A lecturer at the University of Ghana Professor Ransford Gyampo has called on the Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distribution, Senyo Hosi to apologise over his outburst aimed at lecturers and management of the university of Ghana.
According to him, the atmosphere the businessman chose to address his concerns about the university, which he attended, is inappropriate.
Mr. Hosi in a tirade at a forum to mark the 70th anniversary of the school berated the university for refusing to think to produce products that could fit into the job market.
“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?
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,” he said.
Reacting to the comments, Prof. Gyampo said the comments are unacceptable.
“The University of Ghana may have its own challenges but that doesn’t for Senyo to talk about his alma mater in that manner is wrong. Senyo Hosi wasn’t fair with his comments at all and I think he must apologise, ” he told Morning Starr host Francis Abban Wednesday.