American education dept., university confirm Stella Oduah’s honorary Ph.D is fake


The American National Centre for Education Statistics has told PREMIUM TIMES that the Pacific Christian University, Glendale, which Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, claimed
awarded her a doctorate degree, does not exist,

An agency under the U.S. Department of
Education. Responding to a PREMIUM TIMES’ inquiry, the spokesperson for the agency, which maintains a comprehensive and up-to-date database of all American public and private educational institutions, said, “Thank you for your inquiry. I. do not see a university in our database that is
Pacific Christian University in Glendale”.

She however suggested that the closest to Pacific Christian University in the database might be Hope International University in Fullerton which she believed used to be known as Pacific Christian College.

Contacted, Every Delarosa of the registrar’s office at Hope International University confirmed that the institution used to be known as Pacific Christian College and not Pacific Christian University as Mrs. Oduah indicated in her resume.

Even at that, Ms. Delarosa insisted Mrs. Oduah could not be referring to Hope University because the institution changed its name from Pacific Christian College in 1997 while Mrs Oduah claimed she was awarded a doctorate
in Business Administration 1998.

The Hope University official also explained that the institution, even when it was known as Pacific Christian College, had never had a campus in Glendale. She said the university was based in Long Beach city at the time.

“We do not have any records of any candidate by the name Stella Oduah or related names,”Ms. Delarosa said, after pouring through the university record.

“Whether now that we are Hope University and in the past when we were
Pacific Christian College, we did not give any such person a degree here.”

Mrs. Oduah, and her associates have been cleaning up the minister’s biographies on the Internet, following allegations that she lied about her academic qualifications.

The minister claimed she got Bachelor and Masters degrees from St. Paul’s College. But after it became clear she might not have earned a Masters from that university, Mrs.Oduah edited her biography on the website of the Ministry of Aviation, with references to St. Paul’s College removed.

The Wikipedia page of the minister was also edited and it now has no reference to the university Mrs. Oduah attended.

The last edit on the Wikipedia page was done at 14:41p.m. Nigerian time Tuesday.

All links and reference materials on the
Wikipedia page capable of linking the minister to the university were also deleted. Even the minister’s personal website was reviewed to remove any reference to St. Paul’s College.

Mrs. Oduah had since October been
enmeshed in a a N255million armoured cars scandal in which she was accused of compelling an agency under her supervision,the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, to buy her two exotic bullet cars at clearly inflated prices.


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