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Re: Ibrahim Waziri Jnr: The HND Graduate From Nigeria Who Earned A Phd In America by sonnie10: 6:20pm On Oct 08, 2019
keryj:


In summary, are you saying HND in Nigeria can guarantee one access to masters degree in the US?
If false, do enlighten more pleas
Yes you can do masters in US with HND from Nigeria

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Re: Ibrahim Waziri Jnr: The HND Graduate From Nigeria Who Earned A Phd In America by Smartwave: 6:21pm On Oct 08, 2019
DOMINGOPAPI:
Wait o, if I heard well, did he mean Professor Osinbajo didn't bag any Ph.d .

That's almost shocking... shocked
small kids on the forum. PhD was not required to be a Professor in the University before. Just like you don't need PhD to be Chief Lecturer in Polytechnic at least for now. The journal Article required then to be a Professor is far better and richer than many PhD thesis nowadays.
Re: Ibrahim Waziri Jnr: The HND Graduate From Nigeria Who Earned A Phd In America by Smartwave: 6:26pm On Oct 08, 2019
Oloyedecherry:

Really, someone should please enlighten me on this, how possible can that be?
PhD was not required to be a Professor in University before, after your Masters and prescribed numbers of journal articles plus numbers of service years. Many old professor doesn't have PhD.

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Re: Ibrahim Waziri Jnr: The HND Graduate From Nigeria Who Earned A Phd In America by Oloyedecherry: 6:30pm On Oct 08, 2019
Smartwave:
PhD was not required to be a Professor in University before, after your Masters and prescribed numbers of journal articles plus numbers of service years. Many old professor doesn't have PhD.
Thank you so much for the enlightenment.... I really appreciate.

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Re: Ibrahim Waziri Jnr: The HND Graduate From Nigeria Who Earned A Phd In America by geezynoni: 7:05pm On Oct 08, 2019
Isoduwa:
Hope is not marks for grades
You aren't making sense
Re: Ibrahim Waziri Jnr: The HND Graduate From Nigeria Who Earned A Phd In America by Starz825(m): 7:10pm On Oct 08, 2019
sentorial:
Wonderful, and our people will be saying that HND is a useless certificate.
As in...pple will go to school and study for yrs only for them to be discriminated...
Intellectual capabilities is the most important

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Re: Ibrahim Waziri Jnr: The HND Graduate From Nigeria Who Earned A Phd In America by Isoduwa(m): 7:39pm On Oct 08, 2019
geezynoni:

You aren't making sense

You are mad
Re: Ibrahim Waziri Jnr: The HND Graduate From Nigeria Who Earned A Phd In America by kadiri3(m): 7:45pm On Oct 08, 2019
YorubaNinja:
When education is made flexible UNLIKE Nigeria and U.K.

The reason U.S is years ahead of U.K in education and technology progression is the fact that the educational system in the U.S is very flexible and simple with numerous options.
The U.K is rigid like the 90s-2000s WAEC and JAMB.
GUY IF U WENT TO U.K TO STUDY U WILL RUN BECAUSE OF BIG GRAMMAR THE ARE THE ENGLISH PEOPLE,AMERICA DONT KNOW ENGLISH
Re: Ibrahim Waziri Jnr: The HND Graduate From Nigeria Who Earned A Phd In America by keryj(f): 7:47pm On Oct 08, 2019
sonnie10:

Yes you can do masters in US with HND from Nigeria

Noted sir

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Re: Ibrahim Waziri Jnr: The HND Graduate From Nigeria Who Earned A Phd In America by nitdude: 11:29pm On Oct 08, 2019
[quote author=gbollykore post=82953904]In the Uk if you have an Hnd you can go for a top up degree program for 9 months to convert it to Bachelors degree. Most universities will admit you without any troubles particularly if the Hnd is from the Uk
Universities also offer Hnd programs in the Uk
In the Usa you have to have your transcripts evaluated to Usa standards. Most universities will classify an Hnd as an associate degree which means you may have to do a year or two more to earn a bachelors
However some colleges may consider individual situations work experience and all that. They may allow someone to pursue masters program directly

I hope this helps someone

You are wrong. Don't mislead people
Re: Ibrahim Waziri Jnr: The HND Graduate From Nigeria Who Earned A Phd In America by Petacephas: 10:06am On Oct 09, 2019
True talk . Everything about the British is the hard way. That's y u can find a corporal in the u s Air force flying jets but can't see that happen in Britain. Nigeria was colonised by them so, what do you expect. Its unfortunate, I wish America colonised Nigeria it would have been far better. Stupid England.
YorubaNinja:
When education is made flexible UNLIKE Nigeria and U.K.

The reason U.S is years ahead of U.K in education and technology progression is the fact that the educational system in the U.S is very flexible and simple with numerous options.
The U.K is rigid like the 90s-2000s WAEC and JAMB.

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Re: Ibrahim Waziri Jnr: The HND Graduate From Nigeria Who Earned A Phd In America by wealthtrak: 7:55pm On Jul 06
Alajiki:
Sometime in 2016, Farooq Kperogi shared a story of one Ibrahim Waziri, in an essay entitled “Ibrahim Waziri: From HND in Nigeria to PhD in America.” The story was both inspiring and intriguing. Dr. Waziri earned HND in Electronics and Computer Engineering at the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi. Of course he was born in America, so returning to his land of birth was not as much challenging. He did his masters’ degree in Applied Engineering at the Georgia Southern University, after which he earned a PhD in Information Security at Purdue University.

He is currently a Senior Consultant (Federal Cyber Risk) at Deloitte; working with US federal agencies to mitigate cyber risks and threats. He also teaches graduate classes as an Adjunct Professor of Cyber-security at Marymount University. Upon reading the essay, I informed Kperogi, that not only did he inspire Dr. Waziri to success, he, along with Moses Ochonu (of Vanderbilt University) also inspired me in ways they might not know.

Although a focal part of my aspirations since my undergraduate days in Nigeria involved the hopes that someday I would attend universities in Euro-America for postgraduate training, I must state, however, that that inspiration was further buoyed up as a result of my encounters with Kperogi and Ochonu. They have always been intellectual mentors who helped me appreciate the prospects of Euro-American education which activated my curiosity for critical inquest.

That said, Dr. Waziri’s story has opened up another can of worms in the Nigerian education system. I have seen comments on the social media of people asking if Dr. Waziri, could even be admitted into a masters’ degree program by a Nigerian public university without being given some additional senseless hurdles to pass through prior to admission.

Needless to say, the norm in Nigeria is that HND graduates are at best advised to go through a Post Graduate Diploma program before they can apply for a masters’ degree program. I know a Nigerian PhD (who started with HND) who could not find a teaching position in a public university in Nigeria. The ‘logic’ that university authorities used against him was simple nonetheless pathetic. They said he could not teach what he does not have; which is a bachelors’ degree.

Meanwhile in England, some people do supervise doctorates yet they do not have doctorates themselves. My father told me that his PhD external examiner in the UK only had a bachelors’ degree, and was not in any way academic. Of course it is always the norm globally that a PhD or a professor supervises a student on a doctoral program, but there are also exceptional cases that must be factored in.

My father attended Cardiff University in the mid to late 80s. He earned his doctorate from a thesis entitled “Studies on a freshwater fishery of a city lake.” His supervisor was one Dr. Ron Williams, a Senior Lecturer at the time. And my father said that Dr. Williams only got his own doctorate after he supervised and graduated two doctorates. Then again, my father’s external examiner was one Richard H. K. Mann, who was from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Oxfordshire. The Centre was under ITE Monks Wood Experimental Station, in Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire.

Although he was not academic as he was not working for an academic organization, and he only had a bachelors’ degree because his job did not demand more than that qualification, Mann, nonetheless, was as much an expert on Fish Biology as any university professor. He had written and published research papers on freshwater fishes including the Roach (the fish species my dad worked on) for many years.

Therefore, with only a bachelors’ degree, Mann was thus, an expert in his own right when it came to the Roach. Back home, Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo attained the professorial rank without a doctorate. Also, I used to read some scholarly work of one late Professor Abdullahi Smith (a Briton who later became Nigerian, and who was formerly known as Henry Frederick Charles Smith) of the Department of History, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU). Professor Smith worked at the University of Ibadan before going on to ABU. Smith did not obtain a doctorate yet he supervised several doctorates in history, including, I think, that of late Dr. Yusufu Bala Usman’s.

It seems that unlike in Nigeria, in other places around the world, getting the job done effectively is more important than clinging on to narrow parochial concerns such as focusing on ‘paper qualifications’ at the expense of all other elements and variables.

When I was a researcher in England, it was not uncommon to come across students on a doctoral program being nominated by journal editors to review submitted manuscripts written by a sundry of authors including professors as co-authors. With more Ibrahim Waziris, I hope that we will continue to voice out our concerns about the peculiar absurdities that characterizes the education system in Nigeria. Related HND and American universities HND/Degree: Fresh controversy over old disparity Give HND holders a breathing space.

Source: https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/ibrahim-waziri-jnr-the-hnd-graduate-from-nigeria-who-earned-a-phd-in-america.html

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