The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has discredited the Senator Dino Melaye’s assertion that he possesses a degree from the UK university, SaharaReporters is reporting.
LSE is one of the higher institutions of learning where Mr. Melaye claimed that he had earned one certificate or another.
In an email to SaharaReporters, Candy Gibson, a Senior Media Relations Officer at LSE, stated, “We have checked our records and can find no evidence of Dino Melaye having any degree qualification from LSE and Political Science.”
Mr. Melaye had claimed that he obtained 7 degrees from several institutions, including Harvard and LSE. He created the impression that he earned 3 degrees from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, his first university where he purportedly graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography.
SR has confirmed that at least two of these claims are outright falsehoods. The registrar’s office at Harvard University noted in a statement that while Mr. Melaye completed a week-long leadership seminar in November 2016, he did not graduate from the university.
At one point, officials at ABU indicated their plan to make a statement on whether Mr. Melaye completed his coursework in the Department of Geography.
However, they may have abandoned the plan following resistance from key officials of the Department who insist that the senator never met the criteria for graduation.
Examination officers at the Department where Mr. Melaye spent almost 8 years as a student, reportedly told S.R that the senator never fulfilled his course requirements to graduate.
They accused then HOD, David Ogbonna, of cooking up results to enable Mr. Melaye evade course requirements, which included mandatory courses required for graduation.
SR learned that since the certificate scandal broke, some top officials of ABU had been pressuring the staff of Geography Department to certify that Mr. Melaye graduated with a 3rd class. A source at the Geography Department told S.R that such a certification would be fraudulent.