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Dr Blade Nzimande Wants His Department To Investigate MaMkhize's Controversial Doctorate Degree

The minister of higher education Blade Nzimande blasted the bogus honorary doctorate awarded to the Shawn Mkhize by an unregistered college.

Nzimande is very concerned about the increasing cases of bogus institutions awarding honorary doctorates to many celebrities. This came to light after Shawn Mkhize a businesswoman was given a doctorate in Philosophy by the unregistered Good Shepherd College of Religion, culture, and Training.

In October, a mayor in Limpopo Basani Shivambu was scrutinized for accepting an Honorary degree on a local entertainer with dwarfism for his positive contribution and influence in the community during a primary school function.

Nzimande has warned the members of the public to be circumspect and not accept such qualifications, and also said investigations are underway. He has asked the Council of Higher Education to investigate and advise on appropriate action on all the reported cases of the awarding of these fake honorary degrees.

He also warned ahead of the 2022 academic year, that students should verify the legality of any program or course offered by institutions before enrolling to avoid falling prey to illegal operations. They must consult the registers of private higher education institutions and private colleges, these can be found in the department of higher education and training.

The professor who awarded Mkhize with the fake Doctorate must be ashamed of himself. Mkhize has done Diploma in chartered accounting at Durban University and is successfully running her business. She went to work in finance departments for many companies. Because she wanted more in life Mkhize decided to go into business to create a better life for herself and her family. People nowadays use celebrities to lure people to their fake institutions and put people's spirits higher for nothing. I hope the department of education will close such places to protect people from being schemed of their hard-earned cash.

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Source:https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2021-12-04-blade-nzimande-orders-probe-of-bogus-honorary-degrees-after-shauwn-mkhize-doctorate/

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