A political scientist and lecturer at University of Ghana, Prof Ransford Yaw Gyampo, has questioned why a ‘thinker’ and Chief Executive Officer of Bulk Oil Distributors, Senyo Kwesi Hosi would obtain three degrees from a non-thinking institution.
In a long post responding to Mr Hosi’s outburst at his alma mater during an alumni conference, Prof Gyampo asked, “If you are a thinker yourself, why do you go to a non-thinking school to obtain three degrees?”
He added, “UG taught you well, but clearly, not all students are receptive to teaching and learning. Hence your ignorant outburst.”
According to Prof Gyampo, Mr Hosi was appointed as an Alumni Homecoming Ambassador and tasked to get many alumni to attend the launch of the homecoming and the dinner so that the school could raise more resources, but he failed in executing the role he was given.
“You couldn’t attract a single soul to any of the sessions, yet you were not happy that the panel session you attended couldn’t attract many people. What an irony! Kindly note that through its own instrumentalities, UG was able to attract huge numbers to fill the hall for the morning session. You came in late, at the afternoon session when many participants had left for lunch and for other engagements. If you had been a little punctual as a trained manager, you would have noticed this and would have been measured in your outburst,” Prof Gyampo’s post reads.
Senyo Hosi, at University of Ghana’s event marking its 70th anniversary described the management and lecturers of the school as incompetent people who do not think and end up training mediocre graduates.
“What do you churn out?” he asked. “You’re churning out people with degrees; not people with 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 have three degrees; all from the University of Ghana. I won’t hire anybody [from here]. It’s simple and it’s a matter of substance…. Your MBA people, I won’t hire. How many T.As [Teaching Assistants] haven’t written people’s thesis?” a visibly furious Hosi remarked.
“You must make people cease wanting to come for a degree. [You must make people] wanting to come for education and certain skills that make them viable in the future. Your children don’t have skills that make them viable for the future. They don’t have the thinking; they are robots. Even that robot, they can’t do it,” Senyo Hosi continued.
Mr Hosi believed the event wouldn’t have had a miserable turn out if management thought through its planning and execution. The university’s failure to do the needful attracted a jab as he described the intuition as mediocre.