My degrees are not fake – SSNIT IT head fights back

My degrees are not fake – SSNIT IT head fights back

- Caleb Afaglo, has reportedly defended his academic credentials, insisting that he obtained his PhD certificate genuinely

- According to EOCO Dr Afaglo did not have a doctorate degree as he claimed

The interdicted Head of IT for the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) Dr. Caleb Afaglo has dismissed claims that his academic credentials are questionable.

The Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) has interdicted Mr. Afaglo over claims that his certificates are fake and therefore he does not deserve his position at SSNIT.

But responding to the charge in a Facebook conversation with Starr News Monday, Mr. Afaglo said: “This is not my first job, so there is absolutely no truth in it right? None whatsoever. My PHD university closed down in 2011, how is that my fault. And how does that make the degree a fake one when I graduated in 2007”.

My degrees are not fake – SSNIT IT head fights back
Head of SSNIT’s Management Information Systems, Caleb Afaglo

Dr. Afaglo had indicated that he had a BSC and MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a PHD from the Kennedy Western University.

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The EOCO says it had to interdict the head of SSNIT’s Management Information Systems, Dr Caleb Afaglo after they found out that he had faked some documents, including his doctorate degree.

 Joy News reports that Dr. Afaglo, who was appointed to head SSNIT's IT department in 2015, had previously worked at Trust, National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA), Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and MTN Ghana as an IT consultant.

Reports suggest that he was sacked from his role with all the aforementioned institutions after it emerged that he applied for the job with fake documents.

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His interdiction comes as another low for SSNIT, with the agency already beset by the $72 million scandal that arose as a result of a faulty software being acquired by that sum.

Dr. Afalgo was again mentioned by EOCO as playing a role in that scandal, with the initial contract suggesting that the Trust should have paid $34 million instead of the $72 million it paid.

The EOCO's investigations into the controversy surrounding the whopping amount was what led to the realization that Dr. Afaglo was using fake documents, and in fact did not even have a masters degree, let alone a doctorate degree.

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He has subsequently been interdicted by EOCO, with investigations still ongoing.


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