BUSTED: Lecturer From University Of Nigeria Wins Prestigious Harvard Fellowship Using False Qualifications

A lecturer within the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Chidi Ugwu has been caught in a scandal after he clinched a fellowship to the celebrated Harvard University within the United States, aided partially by false claims.

Ugwu of the sociology and anthropology division of the college, who was lately appointed to the Radcliffe Fellowship of Harvard University, was mentioned to have added to his credentials claims of getting a diploma from the University of Helsinki.

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From his LinkedIn profile, he additionally claimed he has been a visitor lecturer on the University of Melbourne since 2017. 

According to info on his recordsdata, he was born on April 14, 1975. 

However, investigations into his claims have revealed that Ugwu had made false claims as each establishments denied having such a reputation of their data. 

“Part of Ugwu’s claims to justify being appointed a Radcliffe Fellow of Advanced Studies at Harvard University include obtaining a diploma from the University of Helsinki in 2013. He also added that he had been a guest lecturer at the University of Melbourne in Australia. 

“Separate inquiries were made with both institutions to verify the claims, but neither found his name in their records,” a supply mentioned.

Chidi Ugwu Inquiry to and Response From University of Melbourne Australia (1).pdf

Chidi Ugwu Inquiry to and Response From University of Helsinki.pdf

Chidi Ugwu Completed and Signed Appraisal Form July 31 2018.pdf

A response to an inquiry in regards to the authenticity of Ugwu’s from the University of Helsinki obtained by SaharaReporters exhibits his data couldn’t be discovered within the college’s scholar info system. 

Replying to the inquiry made by an celebration, one Leea Sokura from the varsity’s registry, wrote in a mail: “Unfortunately I’m not able to find anyone whose name and date of birth would match these in our student information system, which would indicate it’s unlikely he’s ever been a student at our university.”

Similarly, a mail from one Joseph, HR Assist on the University of Melbourne titled Re: Chidi Ugwu, in response to an inquiry about Ugwu’s declare mentioned, “Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find that person in our records.”

Sources additionally mentioned some college students alleged that Ugwu extorted from them substantial quantities of cash in August 2019 and the varsity’s Vice-Chancellor directed that the funds must be refunded to the scholars. 

However, the directive has but to be obeyed, with the hapless college students too scared to talk up.

The lecturer was mentioned to have actually graduated from the division of sociology and anthropology of UNN in 2006 and later obtained his doctorate in 2016 from the identical establishment.

However, in accordance with sources on the establishment, Ugwu is a part of a hoop of energy brokers within the college that goes proper as much as the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Igwe, who has been entangled in allegations of age falsification.

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BUSTED: Lecturer From University Of Nigeria Wins Prestigious Harvard Fellowship Using False Qualifications

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