Report ousts Ghanaian personalities with "fake" doctorate degrees

Report ousts Ghanaian personalities with "fake" doctorate degrees

A new research which seeks to oust the increasing number of fake "doctorate" degree holders in Ghana has been published with alarming revelations.

According to the research titled "THE ACCREDITATION CHALLENGES IN TRANSNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL ECOLOGY: THE GHANAIAN EXPERIENCE" , examination of public records show that "over 30 Ghanaians have been awarded...honorary doctorate degrees from...institutions with questionable backgrounds in the past 2-3 years alone."

The results and finding of the research were published by one Dr. Prosper Yao Tsikata, an Assistant Professor of Communication and Dr. A. Kobla Dotse, Director, Chemical R&D both the Valdosta State University in the United States.

Report ousts Ghanaian personalities with "fake" doctorate degrees
Hassan Ayariga is mentioned in the report

The duo, in a letter addressed to the Minister of Education, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, made available the list of "non-accredited" and even "non-existent" institutions which hand out these degrees and some of the prominent figures in society who have been recipients of these doctorate qualifications; both honorary and academic.

The report highlights some specific institutions like;

- Atlantic International University, Honolulu, Hawaii

- Dayspring Christian University of Mississippi and local affiliates the Global Center for Transformational Leadership and Pan African Clergy Council

- Almeda College/university, Atlanta, GA; European-American University, Commonwealth of Dominica and affiliates in Lagos, Nigeria

- American Century University, Albuquerque

- Thomas A-Bucket University Canterbury, Kent, UK. Affiliates: Pan African Mission Association, Lagos, Nigeria, and African Institute of Technology, Nigeria

- Swiss Management Center (SMC), Zurich, Switzerland

- University of Dublin, California

- The Commonwealth University and the London Graduate School

The Ghanaian personalities mentioned in the report are;

- (Dr.) Hassan Ayariga, Presumptive presidential candidate of the All People Congress (APC)

- Ms. Charity Afua Boateng (Ph.D. Candidate), University of Professional Studies

- Kwesi Appiah, former Ghana Blacks Stars Coach

- (Dr.) Gifty Dansoa Anti

- (Dr.) Joseph Kobina Essibu

- (Dr.) Wisdom Khehor

- (Dr.) Akua Sarpong Ayisu

- (Dr.) Patience Abolo Agbaza

- (Dr.) Gabriel Canaco

- (Dr.) Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey (Abeiku Santana)

- (Dr.) Bernard Otabil

- (Dr.) Prince Kofi Kludjeson

- (Dr.) Jessie Quist

- (Dr.) Kofi Asamoah

- (Dr.) Salwa Helen

- (Dr.) Bertha Ivy Owusu

- (Dr.) Maxwell Kofi Awuku

- (Dr.) Sherry Ayittey

- (Dr.) Kofi Portuphy, NDC Chairman

- (Dr.) John Kudalor, IGP

- Dzifa Aku Ativor, (B.Sc. & M.A.), Former Minister

- (Dr.) Nana Yaa Jantuah, Public Utility Regulatory Commission

- (Dr.) Sampson Effah Apraku, Samara Company imited

- (Dr.) Moses Asaga, National Petroleum Authority

- (Dr.) Kwame Acheampong-Kyei, GLICO Group

- (Dr.) Daniel Mckorley, McDan Shipping Company

- Very Reverend (Dr.) Sam Nmai Ollenu, West African Examination Council

- (Dr.) Benedict Kwesi Tandoh, BBS Group of Companies

- (Dr.) Kay Kwao-Simmonds, GIHOC Distillery Limited

- (Dr.) Kwame Antwi-Boasiako, Ghana Institute of Management

- (Dr.) Kofi Amoah-Abban, Rigworld International Services Limited

- (Dr.) George Yaw Gyamfi-Osew, National Lottery Authority

- (Dr.) Theophilus Tay (aka Theophilus Worgbale), King David Medical Center

- (Dr.) John Gatsi, University of Cape Coast

- (Dr.) Tetteh Nettey

- (Dr.) Albert Puni, University of Professional Studies

- Mr. Stephen Teye Akrobor, (Doctoral candidate),University of Professional Studies


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