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Would you like to be called "Dr or Prof.."?????? Get your $$$ Ready!!

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by RAJ PATEL JR, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. RAJ PATEL JR

    RAJ PATEL JR JF-Expert Member

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    New York — A string of VIPs in Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and around Africa could have paid thousands of dollars to three Americans liberally giving out doctorate degrees to the unsung heroes of Africa.

    The letters inviting the selected men and women for the academic honour also asked them to make contributions towards the travel and accommodation expenses of the visiting Americans

    In one instance, the Daily Nation learnt that they asked a potential beneficiary to contribute about Sh240,000 ($3,000) to arrange for the award ceremony. The college's Chancellor of Educational Development Worldwide, Prof Clyde Rivers, at first told the Daily Nation in an interview that his team paid its own way but later admitted that the group had been asking for money.

    "We pay our own way... We feel so passionate about Africa that we do it ourselves," said had Prof Rivers. The Daily Nation then confronted him with details that the letters they had been sending out to potential beneficiaries would often close with a request for money and he accepted that it was indeed true.

    "We do ask people to cover our hotel. We spend $2,500 to $6,000 to fly here. We ask for that to help cost share. If someone says no, we don't disregard him. I'm just here to truly honour Africa," said Prof Rivers, flanked by two of his colleagues, a mother and her daughter.

    And in an ironic twist of events, the president of the United Graduate College and Seminary, Dr Dorothy Wisor, said that she did not know how many students were enrolled in the university and had admitted that they do not have a physical campus anywhere in the US.

    The college president said she did not have much details about the college because she only took up her job three weeks ago and had only a short while ago married the founder, Dr Martin Wisor.


    The representatives of the internet-based institution have been on a spree around Africa, giving honorary doctorate degrees to the high and mighty. The list of those who have been honoured include House Speaker Kenneth Marende and Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka.

    Honorary degrees are usually given by universities to men and women for extraordinary achievements and are usually conferred at university campuses during graduation ceremonies.Neither Mr Marende nor Mr Musyoka had commented on the conferment of the degrees or whether they had given any money to the Americans despite repeated attempts by the Daily Nation to contact them through their aides.

    Further afield, the Americans claim to have conferred the honorary degrees to Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni and his wife Janet, Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, Kabila and former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano.
     
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    RAJ PATEL JR JF-Expert Member

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    ......you don't need to toil for years at UDSM to earn your PhD!!:bump:
     
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    Nzi JF-Expert Member

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    You forgot kikwete. He is one of the beneficiaries of such free lunch!
     
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    JokaKuu Platinum Member

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    ..kwa uelewa wangu Nyerere na Mwinyi hawakupewa Hon Doctorates na UDSM mpaka walipotoka madarakani.

    ..sijui ni kitu gani kinachowaharakisha watawala wa vyuo vyetu vikuu kumtunikia JK shahada za heshima.
     
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    Nanren JF-Expert Member

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    Those (Nyerere and Mwinyi) were leaders of people, despite some few human mistakes.
    Others are just leaders, let them get PhD from wherever and whenever they want......
     
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    Nanren JF-Expert Member

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    Those (Nyerere and Mwinyi) were leaders of people, despite some few human mistakes.
    Others are just leaders, let them get PhD from wherever and whenever they want......
     
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    I wonder if Prof Rwekaza Mukandala has anything to comment:embarrassed:
     
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    LAT JF-Expert Member

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    your behaviour is blatant and militant ...... pay ransom for underpart degree or doctorate.., for what sake...., okay raj if one buy that degree for medical and go to muhimbili to practice..... what will..happen ? are you a human being,... are you criticizing God? i think you are an infidel or rather a coward ... and an enemy of God
     
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    Abdulhalim JF-Expert Member

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    Habari ya hao jamaa ilishaletwa kitaambo hapa JF, nadhani hao wazungu are more into an tropical safari thanks to African lunacy of misifa.
     
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    I think those who give these degrees have a point! It is like "YOU WANTED IT BADLY, YOU HAVE IT" and A LOT OF THEM! Lets see if you can call yourself "Dr, Dr, Dr, Dr, Dr, Dr, Dr, Dr, Dr,........, Drn JMK

    If I am not wrong, Nyerere had many of those but chose to be called "Mwalimu". At least Mwalimu had a Masters and, could have compiled his publications (books and articles) which are his original works and submit for a doctorate degree. Any reviewers and a panel of examiners would have been satisfied with the work.
     
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