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graduate thumb100 TshisaLIVE reports that reality TV star and businessman Musa Mseleku says that he too almost fell victim to bogus institutions.  This after it became known veteran actor Sello Maake kaNcube and Skeem Saam actress Elizabeth Serunye had been awarded bogus honorary doctorates from Trinity International Bible University.

Hours after announcing their “achievement”, Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande said Trinity University was not registered and authorised to offer any qualifications, including honorary degrees. On Wednesday, Mseleku took to his Instagram timeline to say that he too had been approached before by unregistered institutions, but had rejected their offers. He did not want to disclose the names of the organisations, but divulged what made him sceptical of the offers he received two years ago: “I could see it was more of capitalisation on your popularity as an individual plus marketing strategy for them. Most of these institutions that use religious beliefs to bestow themselves as professors and doctors you will find them all over churches. I refused because I am not too ambitious for those recognitions and secondly I realised that at the time I had not worked enough to get that recognition. I believe that the value of work should be justified by what one has contributed to society.” Mseleku made a call to a UKZN lecturer to verify whether the proposal was legitimate before he turned it down and they both concluded that it was a “no-no".

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