The Vice chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ernest Aryeetey, has bemoaned the inordinate taste of Ghanaians for titles.
Speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, Monday,28th June, 2016., he stated that some titles were reserved for certain professions and it was therefore worrying that people who did not practice these professions assumed such titles inappropriately..
“I am a professor because I teach at the university”, he stressed.
For him, some people pursue doctorate degrees not because they need such degrees but merely to be addressed as “doctors”. He also criticized the tendency to use titles needlessly.
He was reacting to a question on a statement he made last year at a graduation ceremony of the Trinity Theological Seminary about “too many Ghanaians” using fake certificates and titles. (http://m.starrfmonline.com/1.8428103)
He defended his earlier assertion, adding that, the phenomenon did not augur well for national development.