University Lecturers get apology for wrong inclusion of their names in the Concerned University Lecturers letter to EC
University Lecturers get apology for wrong inclusion of their names in letter to EC: Some two lecturers of the Koforidua Technical University have received letters of apology from one Bismark Agbelengor for “wrongly” including their names in a petition sent to the Chair of the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) by about 101 lecturers, calling on Jean Mensa to reconsider the decision to compile a new register for the December 7 elections.
The two are Professor Smile Dzisi and Dr. Benjamin Kwofie.
The latter had written to the Vice-Chancellor of the Koforidua Technical University, denying knowledge of the group, Concerned University Lecturers Ghana (CULG), and the content of the letter sent to Mrs. Mensa.
Dr. Kwofie asked the VC to investigate the matter and write to the Chair of the Commission, “disassociating the institution and its innocent members from such an action”.
“I am not privy to the content of the said letter nor am I party to their agenda,” he stated.
“I believe my name has been brought into national disrepute, an unfortunate situation for the image of this institution, and to worsen matters, the name of the insitution was appended to my name.
“I wish to call on your noble offce to investigate this matter, issue a disclaimer in a press release and write to the Electoral Commission of this country dissociating the institution and its innocent members from such an action,” Dr. Kwofie wrote to the VC of KTU.
Mr. Agbelengor, who admitted adding the names of the lecturers to the list, rendered an apology for his action.
“I recognize that my failure to seek your prior approval was a grievous omission even though it was completely unintended.
“I regret, very deeply, any harm that may have been caused to your personal and professional being by this omission on my part.
“For this reason, I apologise unreservedly for the error.”