People with fake PhDs are cheats: Purge them from Malawi public office

Our attention as Nyasa Times has been drawn to a raging debate on social media with regards to authenticity of the doctorate degrees of some of our senior public officers in government.

The debated has been caused after a scrutiny of doctorate degrees of two senior public officers: embattled Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) chief executive officer  Collins Magalasi and Malawi police boss George Kainja.

At the heart of the debate is a concern regarding the culture of buying off doctorate degrees from unaccredited and, sometimes, untraceable universities and using them to claim top positions in government.

Though as Nyasa Times we cannot verify the authenticity of Magalasi and Kainja’s doctorate degrees, we are of a view that people who use fake certificates, diplomas and degrees to get jobs are criminals, as such, they should not be anywhere close to public office.

If we are talking of draining the swamp, we need to ensure that people who hold office are rightfully qualified.

It will be an insult to the rightfully educated people to be led by a person with questionable credentials.

The tragedy with people with questionable credentials is that they spend their time in office ensuring that their job is protected, than executing the work they are paid for.

This is why, as Nyasa Times, we put it to government to investigate credentials of all senior public officers.  People with fake credentials are cheats: Purge them from public office.

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An Eye for an Eye
10 months ago

If you want to ask how George Kainja performed in class please as his former lecturer and a dpp minister and MP Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano who was his lecturer from 1988-1992. There was also Professor John Kalenga Saka who was teaching or giving lecturers on Physical Chemistry which is the toughest. Those lawyers making noise like Danwood could not attempt sciences and there was late Tomoka who left sciences to do Law just like Sunduzwayo Madise who majored in Physics. Sundu knows how tough sciences are. The PhDs are just to assist such people understand more things. George Kainja was… Read more »

Robert Mugabe
Robert Mugabe
10 months ago

Is it a crime for a police officer to possess PhD? Police is now full of educated blood. Let’s all accept that Kainja is among the few and most educated government officials.

Hora
Hora
10 months ago

Leave Manganya alone I think he earned it,I watched the award ceremony live in a far away land where the auditorium had 98 percent whites of substance .

Chathengo
Chathengo
10 months ago

Actually most people with PhD are idiots. So we don’t care about this. We had professor of law but he never respected the rule of the law. Shit

Ken Phiri
Ken Phiri
10 months ago

True all fake PhDs should be exposed:
..Kainja of Police
..Jean Mathangs
..Ben Phiri
..Colling Magalasi
..the list goes on!

Ifeyo
Ifeyo
10 months ago
Reply to  Ken Phiri

Carry on with the list

Zio ine
Zio ine
10 months ago

Gospel also has his thesis written for him at Chanco. The guy doesn’t attend classes but hire s people to write things for him and I am not surprised with the dull answer that he gave on the I.3 trillion.

Mphongozidana
Mphongozidana
10 months ago

What is the fuss about here anyway. Do you think the president appointed George Kainja because of the PhD or because he is a senior officer with long service in the Malawi Police Service. I believe it is because of the latter that he has been appointed to that position. Looking back in the history of the Malawi Police Service, which other Inspector General had a PhD that you should make noise about Kainja’s PhD which has no relevance to his appointment at all. Stop this nonsense.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
10 months ago

Ben Phiri kodi?

Nalingula
Nalingula
10 months ago

Eya bwana..All this backlash Chifukwa choti Mbava Ziri pa mpanipani koopsa …IG sakuumira Unyolo ….The IG is doing a very Good Job …They tried to send him to Exile in Zimbabwe ….Zinakanika pano abwerano ya PHD ….

Masozi
Masozi
10 months ago

Malawians love to hold PhDs but hate the hard work involved in earning it so they buy it. They know a guy who knows a guy who happens to be a registrar of some university and he awards PhDs to anyone including himself. Some people in Malawi have 4 PhDs or more yet very useless 8n the head. Even top government officials and politicians have questionable papers nde we wonder how they can fight corruption.

Petulo Namagwelu
Petulo Namagwelu
10 months ago

Many people comment things which they don’t understand when an institution is registered and accredited by nche that accreditation last for 7 years pending inspection in process when that institution is deregistered that paper which was obtained within accreditation period remain valid despite deregistration of an institution that’s the case with Dr Kainja with Columbia University. Make research read nche act and minimum requirements for nche you will understand what am driving at.

Bandawe
Bandawe
10 months ago

How can a credible certificate come from a university which has NOT been accredited. Kainja is a fraudster. He can’t serve in the position of IG.

Petulo Namagwelu
Petulo Namagwelu
10 months ago
Reply to  Bandawe

What do you know about accreditation

Namulondola Njira
10 months ago

The fact that an institution of learning is deregistered is a sign that it is fake. Institutional of learning that offers credible qualifications are not deregistered. The Columbia university was a fake one. Which other universities was it attached to or being partnered with. The evidence is that those PhD you cannot get a job anywhere in the world than Malawi. What ranking was Columbia university , first in Malawi, then Eastand Central Africa, even Southern Africa and the whole of Africa. What ranking was it in the world? The university ranking is a clear evidence of how that institutional… Read more »

Abiti Benson
Abiti Benson
10 months ago

if you talk of ranking then even the state owned universities in our land are far beyond what you would think of.

Alice
10 months ago

Kodi what is a pH d if one cannot perform. We have seen professors failing this country. We need performers, hard working and honesty prople yo develop Malawi.

Abiti Benson
Abiti Benson
10 months ago

That’s the case, true. It was even indicated in one of the dailies that all papers obtained before 2018 from the said university were valid. This message was from NCHE.

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