Pulse Blogger, Kwame Gyan writes to express his displeasure at the Inspector General of Police, John Kudalor's continued use of a doctorate degree from a discredited institution.
It becomes a sad and hopeless situation when the Chief Law Enforcer of the land deliberately decides to ignore the laws of the country and goes ahead to rub it disrespectfully in the faces of right-thinking men and women of the society including the authority that appointed him.
John Kudalor, the Inspector General of Police of the Republic of Ghana, carries a DR prefix to his name which he received from an uncredited institution in the US whose email address as a school ends with 'yahoo.com'.
The same organisation had offered the same PhD to a lot of my friends at a measly cost of $399 and even to me.
It stands to reason that the Inspector General of Police of the Republic of Ghana is shamelessly parading a $399 doctoral degree. A doctorate that was bought over the Internet from an institution our National Accreditation Board describes as unaccredited and whose degrees are worthless than the white tissue you used this morning in the smallest room in your house.
CitiFMOnline.com reports that "The National Accreditation Board has expressed surprise with the Inspector General of Police, John Kudalor’s acceptance of an honorary doctorate from the unaccredited Dayspring Christian University despite an earlier alert it issued to the Police Administration. According to the Executive Secretary of the board, Kwame Dattey, it wrote to the Police Administration to disregard any award by the same institution when it attempted to honour the immediate past IGP, Mohammed Alhassan, with the same honorary doctorate." - See more at http://citifmonline.com/2016/08/08/accreditation-board-surprised-by-igps-acceptance-of-fake-degree/#sthash.EmrodXax.dpuf
The National Accreditation Board has published on its website a list of institutions that are illegal and should be disregarded. In the wake of a study by two US-based Ghanaian academics on institutions that did not have the prerequisites for awarding any educational qualifications but we're doing so nonetheless, one of the 'awardees' had mentioned she did not know it was fake. Some 'awardees' have also stayed away from using the title.
What must be worrying, in this case, is that the previous IGP was alerted to this scam, but almost the same team that surrounded the former IGP and the current one went ahead to pick the 'award'. They then issued a release on it as though it was an achievement to pay $399 for an unearned academic qualification from a 'school' unrecognised by everyone except for those who work there, and their continued use of it despite the full public knowledge on its inappropriateness.
Coupled with this is the tall list of journalists, ministers of state, party gurus, accomplished entrepreneurs, distinguished traditional authorities who have the wherewithal to research into the background of these institutions. They could have, at the least, used 'bra Google' and the application of basic common sense investigation to know what they were being dragged into.
Someone please tell the IGP that if he does his work as excellently as he should, then maybe some accredited educational institution may at some point hold an special congregation on a proper campus, with authentic academic gowns and with suitably qualified PhD holders in the audience to confer that Doctor of whatever title he seems to crave for.
For now, though, can he get back to work and stop embarrassing himself and his 'men'?