General News of Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Accomplished academician Professor Stephen Adei has waded in the controversy regarding Senyo Hosi’s attack on the University of Ghana liking it to tantrums of a two-year-old kid.
He said claims by Mr. Hosi that older folks should be removed from the university is complete “nonsense”.
Speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Wednesday, the former GIMPA boss said although he agrees with some of the comments of the businessman, he could have been more refined in his presentation.
“This is a hyperbolic way of thinking. I don’t think I can align myself with what he is saying. The point about the old men is absolute nonsense. World universities all over have professors who are old and have no retirement age. And that is the right to do.
“I have always said we should distinguish the business administration of the university from the academic administration,” he said.
Speaking at at forum to mark the 70th anniversary of the school Mr. Hosi chided the premier university for producing less competent graduates.
“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?”.