By Joseph Titus Yekeryan
Former Agriculture Minister Dr. Mogona Flomo, Jr. has challenged the public to do their own facts finding in order to establish whether or not his degrees are fake.
The former Ministers’ statement follows a social media post from an exiled Liberian Advocate, Martin Kollie who claims that Dr. Flomo’s three PhDs are all fake to the core.
Dr. Flomo told Radio Gbarnga that he cannot give Martin credence on grounds that he is not a man of integrity.
Martin recently posted on Facebook alleging that Dr. Flomo’s Doctor of Chemical Engineering obtained in 2016 from the AIU, Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainable Development and Diplomacy from the Euclid University and Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Technology from the Selinus University of Science and Lecture are all sham.
Martin said the leading US-based education organization that is responsible for ranking online colleges for more than 24 years has released a report on fake universities. With that, he said the AIU is among the universities that were considered as degree mail.
According to him, Euclid and Selinus Universities are also fake on grounds that they have not been recognized by institutions responsible for accrediting Universities.
These among several things were published by Martin with so many links that illustrate that the three Universities are not accredited.
But still with these links there are people who believe that Martin is not telling the truth.
Some of them who are counter-reacting to Martin’s post has said that the Liberian Advocate is creating his own links to further inflate his alleged political fight against the former Agriculture Minister.
Martin has not only accused Dr. Flomo of having false Ph.D. but also of Dr. Andrew Sackie Allakamenin who is the Vice President of the Bong County Technical College.
Dr. Allakamenin has not officially commented on the allegations.
However, Dr. Flomo wants the public to research and find out the real truth about his degree instead of listening to Martin.
“What I have to tell you is that I don’t follow those kinds of people who don’t know what they are doing so the judgment is left to the people who say they can read, to those who say they can follow instruction; let them follow the links from everywhere to know whether or not my degrees are fake,” Flomo said.
When asked whether he trusts himself about his degrees, Dr. Flomo did not answer but also asked the journalist to do further research to establish the facts.