jona thesis

As the 14 February, 2015 note the time of for the presidential
elections draws closer, supporters and critics of the
country’s two major parties, the People’s Democratic
Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) take
been at loggerheads over the candidates of their
particular parties.

In December, it crystallized into a altercation over the
academic credentials of the one and the other candidates, especially those
of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

The president’s outline on the State House website reads
so: “He graduated with Second Class Upper honours in
1981. In 1985 and 1995 he studied for his Master’s and
Ph.D degrees in Hydrobiology and Fisheries Biology, and
Zoology respectively, from the same University.”

This gave him the status of being Nigeria’s most educated
President at all times. This was until the masses inspired ~ means of the
increasing influence of social media and improved citizens
participation in governance, began to ask questions.

Some began to crave, for a president with issues of
appropriate expression and clarity of thought according to his critics,
in which place was the evidence of his doctorate order? For one
whose campaign team has asked the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) to preclude his main challenger over the corresponding; of like kind issue of academic qualifications,
wasn’t this essential ~ a proverbial case of removing the spot
in another’s eyes when a log is embedded in the

It caused in the same state much of a storm; we went in seek of the
president’s thesis.

Mrs. Victoria Boyo was Head of Department (HOD) of
Home Economics at the time when Dr. Jonathan was a
lecturer at the Rivers State University of Education
confirmed that he was a colleague hereafter. “He was one of
those same quiet people who couldn’t detriment a fly,” she
recalls. “He severely participated in even campus politics if it were not that
as far as his qualifications are concerned, I don’t understand

At the departmental library of the Department of Zoology
(it being so that Animal & Environmental Biology), a dedicated two-
hour search by two volunteers combing through the
shelves, yielded nothing.

The resider librarian, who joined the departmental quarter-~ in
2006 says she got to the drudgery of arranging the projects,
dissertations and theses of after students at the
undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels at the same time that soon
as she arrived. “I in no degree once came across the president’s
doctoral position,” she said, on condition of anonymity.

The catalog in the library was in ~ degree help as it lists only
theses submitted from 2007.

The not notched department moved to its present situation on
third floor of the four-storey erection that houses the
entire College of Sciences in 1993 from the antiquated Choba
Park campus that at gratuity still has the Faculty of
Education. While it is feasible that many copies of such
documents were misplaced in the relocation, Jonathan’s
could not gain been among the affected ones, viewed like he
supposedly submitted it two years later, in 1995.

Another constituent of staff who wouldn’t requirement her name in
print, mentioned that for the time of an accreditation exercise and
inspection expedition of the school as recently viewed like 2014, officials
of the National Universities’ Commission (NUC) asked to
be shown the departmental library. While internal, they
asked to see the text of Jonathan, the department’s
principally prominent export ever, but it was unavailable. At the
time, she says, a new HOD had just been appointed who
claimed not to know the status of the missing document,
leaving the NUC officials bewildered.

Interestingly, Jonathan’s Master’s treatise obtained in
1986 in Hydro-Biology and Fisheries Biology specialization
in the identical course (Zoology), was also nowhere to have ~ing
found – even though there are more that date back as far
because 1981.

Roseline Konya, professor of pharmacology and
science of poisons, and one-time Commissioner for Environment
inferior to the administration is currently the Dean of Graduate
Studies at the university. Back in 1995, she supervised
individual Asim E. Eno. By virtue of the time of state of being submissive, Konya could have also supervised the President admitting that he was
a doctorate student at another time. Attempts to reach her proved
of no account as she was “not on seat” when this reporter
visited. Mails to her be under the necessity been unreplied.

“Who you pallid put for trouble,” someone in her formulary of devotion said
after offering her email petition, while refusing to give up
her sensitive number. “She will never answer you on this

Below are pictures from the affirmation of one Asim E. Eno
who likewise submitted a thesis in 1995, the corresponding; of like kind year
Jonathan supposedly did his in addition.


The current Head of Department instead of Animal &
Environmental Biology, Professor Florence Nduka, furthermore
could not be reached for comments being of the kind which at the time of
publishing this rumor as she was also “not adhering seat”.
An official enquiry submitted to the tutor administration
has not been replied.

An comprehensive search online revealed a conference wall-~,
“Identification of West African Estuarine Shrimp and Crab
Larvae” that was co-written by Jonathan, G.E. through
Powell, C.B. and Hart, A.I. (1985) steady Aquatic Commons,
the directory for publications forward natural marine, estuarine,
brackish and fresh wet environments. At this time, the
president was ~y a lowly lecturer in the Department of
Biology at the Rivers State College of Education.

In the aforementioned 1985 wall-~, Jonathan self-
references a publication what one. is in all likelihood, his
Master’s treatise. Titled “Stage 1 larvae of fresh and
brackish water decapod crustaceans (excluding Natantlal)
of the Niger Delta”, it is in whatever degree dated 1984, two years
earlier than the quoted era which is present in all his
magistrate profiles and bios. Further search without interrupti~ Aquatic
Commons for the PhD affirmation turned up no results whatsoever in favor of the year 1995.

There were a not many other conference papers online in the
Web of Science magazine under the name “G.E. Jonathan”.
While it was not feasible to determine accurately the

identity of the maker, they were published in 2003, 2006
and 2010 what one. would make him (if he were the individual) a
multitasker and intellectual of the highest symmetry, combining
the challenges of governance with the rigours of academic

No unbiassed academic journal has an online note of his
research from 1985 – 1995 at the time Jonathan should have
been very diligently employed as an academic scholar, which is why the
renewed activity between 2003-2010 whenever he was in active
politics, seems distrust.

“The first person listed is usually the maker of the
publication and other names are usually those of scholars
or elder colleagues in the field, to bestow the paper weight
and attract favourable reviews”, explained the Librarian.
”It is remarkably possible that he did not inventor those papers.”

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