July 24, 2024

A Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Ransford Gyampo has waded into the discussion of valuability a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) holder in Ghana and Dutch passport.

According to the Lecturer, it is very sad that young people who are supposed to help build the nation are choosing the passport of other countries and they are priding themselves in going to be cleaning toilets over PhD in their mother countries.

During a panel discussion on Newfile, Prof. Gyampo questioned whether the toilets in Netherlands and other countries smell better than the one in Ghana which makes them proud of themselves.

“They say PhD or Dutch passport ……. is a systematic or failed state where your citizens, the nation builders, young people who are supposed to help build the nation are choosing the passport of other countries and they are priding themselves in going to be cleaning toilets over PhD. We should bow down over our heads in shame.” He said.

“Is it that the toilets of Ghana smell bad than the toilets of the Netherlands? I don’t understand but let me tell them it is a matter of choice, some of us schooled in these places, we had the opportunity to teach there even up to now, we have the invitations to be there and we say no.” He quizzed.

Prof. Gyampo admitted that the government of Ghana is not performing better to create opportunities for the young people resulting in leaving the country for toilet jobs abroad.

“This is not the Ghana that Kwame Nkrumah built. This is not the spirit that Kwame Nkrumah wanted to develop in Ghanaians that we will be so patriotic and hold our passport with a certain pride. Our young people are now preferring to be going out to be cleaning toilets over degrees and I am sad that we are even allowed to make this argument to vester, you can ot blame them. You think that if they have something better to do in Ghana they would choose to clean toilets and pride themselves in it.” He lamented.

“Let me tell you that, some of us don’t like the lifestyle they live there, you do all the work, you get the money to pay bills, when they come to Ghana they are not able to stay for a week. When they are living they are broke, they come and beg us, we are the ones who give them money to go back so that they will go and work and bring it back. We don’t like the lifestyle they are living there. We prefer to be here and contribute our quota to national development” Ransford Gyampo stressed.

The discussion of PhD and Dutch came after a Ghanaian residing in the Netherlands, Kofi Gabs claimed his Dutch passport holds greater practical value than a PhD obtained in Ghana.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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