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Walden University Is On My Neck. by Compliance(m): 8:36pm On Feb 08, 2016
Hi fellow nairalanders, I need urgent and serious advices. I applied for a masters degree at Walden online university in 2013, I always had one of their agents calling me to consider studying with them since I showed my interest. He suggested the course I should put in for. That was masters in public health administration. Sincerely, he was too really on my neck then and I got his calls almost everyday. I guess is a white man. He's always calling to intimate me of the processes, until I got the admission letter, at a point he asked if I could be paying monthly.

I was sent some hard copy textbooks too. I started a few classes online, but when I started it was entirely something, I attended about 3 classes, did an assignment but didn't click with the way things were going. I wasn't used to all online lecture stuffs. Besides, I didn't flow because the course was basically based on the American system of health care delivery. I am and agric graduate, that course was like Latin to me.

I then lodged a complain to an advisor that I couldn't cope and besides its difficult keeping with classses due to several Nigerian factors. He said he'll look into it. Since that time I stopped attending the online classes and stopped totally. I attended the class like 3 times or four before I stopped. My laptop was latter stolen some few weeks after that and all materials were even gone.

After about a year I was called to pay up my school fees, I was like, what school fees? I didnt understand, I never wrote a test or exam let alone of obtaining a certificate. I told them I stopped long ago. They sent a few mails too trying to threaten me to pay up or they'll involve a third party, after about another year, They sent me a mail again, and I replied them the same thing, I even told them I would send the textbooks back to them, to me that was the only thing I can say I'm oweing them or I pay for them so they won't say Nigerians are corrupt. I told them my plight, I stopped working, and had no means of livelihood, a graduate looking for job and trying to make ends meet.

Some weeks ago I was contacted by some agents in Lagos about my indebtedness and that I must pay, I repeated the same response and explained to them that I'll pay for the textbooks and that I only did few classes not up to three weeks. They replied me that I must pay for those classes and the books when I converted the bill to Naira, it was above 400k. I was at first laughing it off, but I got a reminder again tonight.

Please I need urgent advises on what my actions could be. That amount is far too outrageous, even if they sell all I have right now, t won't pay the bill. Anyone that has encountered similar issue should please help with suggestions.

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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by bigtt76(f): 8:57pm On Feb 08, 2016
E yaaa. I feel you. Don't be scared those guys in Lagos are just marketers too aiming for their own commission.

If they disturb you too much involve the police armed with all correspondence with the course advisor etc. It's a bad debt and you dropped out. They can't force you.

It's a lovely course though. Finished one with University of Liverpool and it was quite interesting. Wished you could finish it though.

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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by Compliance(m): 9:03pm On Feb 08, 2016
Thanks so much, was already thinking of contacting a lawyer and get the legal implications. Was wondering why I'll pay that much without a certificate. I started aasters programme in futa but dropped out due to lack of funding, no one is chasing me around to come and pay for the lectures I attended.

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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by noblealuu: 11:34pm On Feb 08, 2016
bigtt76:
E yaaa. I feel you. Don't be scared those guys in Lagos are just marketers too aiming for their own commission.

If they disturb you too much involve the police armed with all correspondence with the course advisor etc. It's a bad debt and you dropped out. They can't force you.

It's a lovely course though. Finished one with University of Liverpool and it was quite interesting. Wished you could finish it though.
.

Hi would like to tap from your wealth of experiences as regarding the MSc in Pub. Health in the area of cost effectiveness, flexibility, acceptability in the labour market as well as feasibility in terms of its knowledge application to humanity.

Sorry to bug you though. I'm contemplating many opinions, please be my career facilitator. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by Nobody: 7:08am On Feb 09, 2016
Lalasticlala ..this one is serious
Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by bigtt76(f): 9:35am On Feb 09, 2016
Ok isssorite. I de here for you

noblealuu:
.

Hi would like to tap from your wealth of experiences as regarding the MSc in Pub. Health in the area of cost effectiveness, flexibility, acceptability in the labour market as well as feasibility in terms of its knowledge application to humanity.

Sorry to bug you though. I'm contemplating many opinions, please be my career facilitator. Thanks in advance!
Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by noblealuu: 10:04am On Feb 09, 2016
bigtt76:
Ok isssorite. I de here for you



All right; let the coaching begin. In addition to the above-stated question, want to know about the modulation, pattern and pass level of examination, duration esp as regards yours, your ability to combine it with work all things been equal. Finally what's the inscription on the Certificate, is there a reflection of "ONLINE MSc, MPH etc on it?
cheesy

cheesy
cheesy
Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by noblealuu: 10:06am On Feb 09, 2016
bigtt76:
Ok isssorite. I de here for you



All right; let the coaching begin. In addition to the above-stated question, want to know about the modulation, pattern and pass level of examination, duration esp as regards yours, your ability to combine it with work all things been equal. Finally what's the inscription on the Certificate, is there a reflection of "ONLINE MSc, MPH etc on it?
cheesy

cheesy
cheesy
Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by babyfaceafrica: 10:10am On Feb 09, 2016
Guy,just contact a lawyer straight and if those guys bug you again,make sure you use police on them.all these said hope you have not signed any online document that will make you pay fees as long as you started!!!

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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by bigtt76(f): 1:38pm On Feb 09, 2016
shocked confusion somewhere.

1. I did not study with Walden University

2. I did not study MSc MPH

So I cannot give you details about their programme or method of delivery. Rather the following applies

1. I did a Masters programme with University of Liverpool

2. I did an Information Security program

3. My final degree certificate did not bear 'Online' it was same with the regular students.

4. Seminars and final Thesis is all you are required to submit for grading towards the award.

5. Its quite hectic looking at it from the Nigerian environment except you are able to mitigate against factors such as your commuting from work daily and getting home tired, lack of steady electricity, Internet access, meeting with submission schedules and self-motivation. If you can solve these then bingo ...you're good to go.

6. You can pace your studies and payment too (but note that the more you space out your study, the longer it takes to finish)

noblealuu:


All right; let the coaching begin. In addition to the above-stated question, want to know about the modulation, pattern and pass level of examination, duration esp as regards yours, your ability to combine it with work all things been equal. Finally what's the inscription on the Certificate, is there a reflection of "ONLINE MSc, MPH etc on it?
cheesy

cheesy
cheesy

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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by Nobody: 7:52pm On Feb 09, 2016
OP, Next time do your research on terms and Conditions.

College admissions process and offficers don't give a fvck about you..during my SATs as a senior, I was getting tons of emails, I was feeling like a boss, it shocked me when only 4 accepted me out of 8 shocked

They just want your deposit money angry

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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by Smellymouth: 7:54pm On Feb 09, 2016
Remove them from ur neck na..

undecided

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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by iambabaG: 7:55pm On Feb 09, 2016
Typing..
Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by Awele25(f): 7:55pm On Feb 09, 2016
Eya
Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by Nobody: 7:56pm On Feb 09, 2016
cc compliance
You sef threaten them back, tell them ur lawyer would get across(don't tell me you don't have lawyer friends ooo) , contact ur lawyer friend and let him........argue ur case properly, demand to see the breakdown of the cost amounting to 400k (may God forgive President Buhari for making our Naira soo worthless). Let them know in no unclear terms that they should cease to embarass you else you would pursue the matter with the police. Wetin sef, that jagbajantis university that has become soo common like a secondary school, their adverts are everywhere soliciting for enrollment. Beta schools no dey make noise, even Nigerian universities don't advertise and solicit that hard. Mtschew.!

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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by slimdown22(f): 7:56pm On Feb 09, 2016
ok

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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by Nobody: 7:57pm On Feb 09, 2016
Okk
Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by Ask4bigneyo(m): 7:58pm On Feb 09, 2016
Sorry man but For a whole University to b on ur neck, Ur neck go big b dt.

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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by layilo: 7:58pm On Feb 09, 2016
are there no masters programme on our Nigerian universities cause I'm beginning what u were thinking that made u apply for an unknown course in an unknown university in an unvisited country by u. Do u need an unknown certificate? sodat ull be working in an unknown company and be paid an unknown salary or no salary at all??

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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by layilo: 7:58pm On Feb 09, 2016
are there no masters programme in our Nigerian universities cause I'm beginning what u were thinking that made u apply for an unknown course in an unknown university in an unvisited country by u. Do u need an unknown certificate? sodat ull be working in an unknown company and be paid an unknown salary or no salary at all??

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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by olaskul(m): 7:59pm On Feb 09, 2016
Mine I dint attend any class oh when they started billing me but my adviser was nice enough to cut off early, tho I was asked to pay but she worked on it and am free, kindly talk to your adviser in person or better still direct your mail to the school Vc.
Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by ademega(m): 7:59pm On Feb 09, 2016
hmmm.
one chance study.
let them arrest u and deport u to London to face charges now

if that happens please me too wan study online

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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by kennyman200(m): 8:00pm On Feb 09, 2016
Hmmmm

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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by Dottore: 8:00pm On Feb 09, 2016
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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by kolawolepeters(m): 8:00pm On Feb 09, 2016
I can relate to this. Had a similar experience some years ago. Applied for full scholarship only to be called by the said school that they only grant partial scholarship. I said 'motigbo' but this people won't let me rest. They keep calling me even after I explained to them that I'm incapacitated at that time. These people 'fariga'. They eventually link me with one of their agent here in Nigeria. The said agent kept wooing me and do not hesitate in sending me mails.

Can't remember how I eventually cut off the 'relationship'. K'Olorun maje ka je gbese.

OP, all of these are mere threat. If they keep doing this you may need to start doing the same. And like someone suggested, it's high time you informed your lawyer.

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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by Nobody: 8:01pm On Feb 09, 2016
You better pay up
Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by ilobasama(m): 8:01pm On Feb 09, 2016
Next time before you go into something please get necessary information especially from people that have been through it.
You have to pay for the textbooks anyway.

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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by bibijay123(f): 8:01pm On Feb 09, 2016
Compliance:
Hi fellow nairalanders, I need urgent and serious advices. I applied for a masters degree at Walden online university in 2013, I always had one of their agents calling me to consider studying with them since I showed my interest. He suggested the course I should put in for. That was masters in public health administration. Sincerely, he was too really on my neck then and I got his calls almost everyday. I guess is a white man. He's always calling to intimate me of the processes, until I got the admission letter, at a point he asked if I could be paying monthly.

I was sent some hard copy textbooks too. I started a few classes online, but when I started it was entirely something, I attended about 3 classes, did an assignment but didn't click with the way things were going. I wasn't used to all online lecture stuffs. Besides, I didn't flow because the course was basically based on the American system of health care delivery. I am and agric graduate, that course was like Latin to me.

I then lodged a complain to an advisor that I couldn't cope and besides its difficult keeping with classses due to several Nigerian factors. He said he'll look into it. Since that time I stopped attending the online classes and stopped totally. I attended the class like 3 times or four before I stopped. My laptop was latter stolen some few weeks after that and all materials were even gone.

After about a year I was called to pay up my school fees, I was like, what school fees? I didnt understand, I never wrote a test or exam let alone of obtaining a certificate. I told them I stopped long ago. They sent a few mails too trying to threaten me to pay up or they'll involve a third party, after about another year, They sent me a mail again, and I replied them the same thing, I even told them I would send the textbooks back to them, to me that was the only thing I can say I'm oweing them or I pay for them so they won't say Nigerians are corrupt. I told them my plight, I stopped working, and had no means of livelihood, a graduate looking for job and trying to make ends meet.

Some weeks ago I was contacted by some agents in Lagos about my indebtedness and that I must pay, I repeated the same response and explained to them that I'll pay for the textbooks and that I only did few classes not up to three weeks. They replied me that I must pay for those classes and the books when I converted the bill to Naira, it was above 400k. I was at first laughing it off, but I got a reminder again tonight.

Please I need urgent advises on what my actions could be. That amount is far too outrageous, even if they sell all I have right now, t won't pay the bill. Anyone that has encountered similar issue should please help with suggestions.


Please look into it very well o, yahoo (fraud) is now advanced.

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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by abbey621(m): 8:01pm On Feb 09, 2016
Speaking from experience, online classes are not meant for lazy or slow learners! The issue with Walden is simple, get another phone number and permanently block all emails from them. You are a Nigerian don't allow them to take advantage of you, abi you be mugu?

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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by AyeeIdris(f): 8:02pm On Feb 09, 2016
You took their books. What did you think? You can't just stop and expect it to be over. The proper thing to have done is inform them on your decision to no longer continue the program and then ask the procedure. You can't just sit out a year with their property and expect things to be fine.
Can they come after you for the money? You need to study their regulations. I know that they can blacklist you from being able to apply for any foreign program again. Handle this with tact. You are in the wrong here

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Re: Walden University Is On My Neck. by bodyloveghetto(m): 8:02pm On Feb 09, 2016
Before they destroy you, Abeg destroy your sim card... if that no do. Contact the Walden head office to resolve it directly. And btw those school cost a lot both online and in class. Hope you get outta this mess tho.

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