US college denies awarding minister’s masters degree

The institution where Stella Oduah, Nigeria's aviation minister, obtained her masters degree continues to be shrouded in mystery as St Paul's College, the American university where she is believed to have received the certificate, has denied awarding the qualification, writes Ben Ezeamalu for Premium Times.

The college, however, confirmed that Oduah had graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration (with accounting concentration) in 1982. "We only confer undergraduate degrees. We did not confer a graduate degree to anyone," said Helen Jackson, the school's registrar, in a telephone response to Premium Times inquiries.

Hours after the news broke that she had been economical with the truth about her academic qualifications, the embattled minister and her associates scrambled to clean up her biographies on the internet.
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