Trinity International University of Ambassadors (TIUA) has denied awarding a Degree to renowned UK-based musician, Sonnie Badu in a four-month period.
“…no student cannot obtain any major degrees including a PhD in four months, said TIUA on Friday.
This comes on the back of the backlash Sonnie Badu received after he claimed that he has been awarded three degrees in a space of four months.
Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana’s Political Science Department, Prof. Ransford Gyampo described as an absurdity Sonnie Badu’s claim of acquiring three separate degrees in four months.
“PhD enterprise has no room for miracles; God does miracles but not PhD miracles, Prof. Gyampo said on Starr Chat on Wednesday.
The celebrated musician had said that apart from his two honorary doctorate degrees, he also has a PhD, a master’s degree, and a bachelor’s degree.
But TIUA in its Press Statement issued by the Legal Department stated: “Our institution prides itself in the quality of education tailored for each of our students i.e. including their extensive body of work in ministry.”
The University further noted: “TIUA makes no claims, implied or otherwise, that our educational programs, courses, or curricula are the same as offered by secular state colleges and universities. TIUA is not affiliated with the U.S. Department of Education. Credits and Degrees earned at TIUA are for those in Christian service.
It added:”Therefore, any degree that has been earned by our students (Including Dr. Sonnie Badu), are in alignment with the State of Georgia religious exemption authority to receive degrees from associates to doctoral degrees.”
Trinity International University of Ambassadors (TIUA) is a private corporation in the State of Georgia and legally authorized by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC) as a postsecondary educational institution with a religious exemption authority to offer degree programs that are designed solely for religious education.
Trinity I.U.A is an accredited member of the World-Wide Accreditation Commission of Christian Education Institutions, and National Association of Private Theological Institutions (NAPTI).
TIUA are members of the National Bible College Association (NBCA), The Adult Higher Education Alliance (AHEA), and Academic Council for Educational Accountability (ACEA).