Academicians have failed us, boast of titles -Adei

Professor Stephen Adei

Former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Professor Stephen Adei has blamed members of the academia for the lack of what he calls servant leadership in Ghana.

According to him, members of the academia desire to showcase their numerous academic titles instead of providing a watchful guidance to political leaders.  Professor Adei said many of the scholars in Ghana have failed to analyze issues in a non-partisan manner, thereby contributing to the failure of the society to produce selfless leaders.

He made these comments when he delivered the second in the series of public lectures organized in honour of the centenary of William Ofori Atta, a member of the big six.

Professor Adei spoke to Citi News after the lecture explaining why he has taken on members of the academia for the lack of quality leadership in Ghana.

“I think of the main agents of change is every society’s academia. The advantage they have is that they have expertise in their areas and their supposed to discuss both practical and policy issues but unfortunately they have rather adopted the style of the politicians or by sheer laziness, the normal academics only profess their titles with practically no contribution to society other than teaching” he noted.

“I think that is one of the greatest setbacks in our society because they should be intellectuals who provide intellectual leadership to society in their various fields of endeavours. I believe that if you are for the NDC or NPP, you cast your vote but you should not sell your conscience” he said.

Professor Stephen Adei recently said Ghanaians who continue to hail Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and attack those who criticise his legacy are doing the nation a great disservice. He told Citi FM in an exclusive interview that Ghana’s First President, Dr. Nkrumah committed several grave mistakes when he became president of Ghana, thereby dividing the nation.

He said although Dr Nkrumah deserves to be praised for some of his sterling achievements as a leader, he failed to unite the country with some of his vindictive policies. Credit: citifmonline

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