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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

DALC SCAM: NOW OBORAH SELLS LAPTOPS


Humphrey Oborah is selling laptops. He is selling these to students after realising that providing computers is way too expensive and there is money to be made by selling laptops to students and allowing them to pay in installments. That is the first time a college head has done that.

However, we are not the usual DALC fools who applaud Oborah even when he promises sunshine and farts in a jar. He has cleverly failed to tell people what kind of laptop they will be getting. It is by design that there is no information on the:
  • Brand
  • Processor Speed
  • RAM
  • Hard Drive capacity
  • Optical Media
He has gone the whole grandeur hog and promised that students can use the laptops to study now that we have the optic fibre. Tapping into the broadband craze when its still on. Everybody is bound to say "I want one of those laptops so I can utilise that optic fibre the government keeps talking about.

Humphrey Peter Oborah, you are an excellent opportunist.

We know that he fails to mention the real information on the laptops because they are not going to competitively priced. He doesn't want students to rush and compare the specs of the DALC laptops and find that they are at-least 15,000 more expensive than they would be at Davetech.

However, his plan has one major flaw. IRD aka infrared ports on laptops are now obsolete and anybody selling you these could also give you some compact cassettes in the deal because the infrared technology is dead. Is this the 22nd century DALC keeps on droning about.

Infact Ifrared is so obsolete that the Wikipedia page is nothing more than a miserable paragraph that says...

An infrared port is a port that can send and receive data using infrared light, usually using the IrDA protocol. Infrared ports were once common on laptop computers, PDAs, and cell phones, but are being displaced by RF technologies, such as Bluetooth. They are still common in remote controllers of various home and office equipment, such as televisions, DVD players, amplifiers et
So, why is DALC selling its students laptops that come with obsolete technology. In this day and age, wireless technologies that DALC should be speaking of are:
  • WIMAX
  • BLUETOOTH
  • WIFI
FORGET THE INTERACTIVE LECTURES THING BECAUSE OBORAH IS USING THAT TO MARKET HIS LAPTOPS. AFTER ALL IRD CANNOT SUPPORT INTERACTIVE LECTURES!!

SEE THE PROFESSORS NOTICE BELOW.
Date Posted: 2009-09-16
Title: LAPTOPS AND INTERRACTIVE LECTURES

I had mentioned earlier that current desktop computers will be recalled by end of September 2009 and that students should have laptops with "webcam" facility by this date. We are almost there.

Laptops have infrared ports that are able to communicate through wireless setups hence will enable students to have internet access in the classrooms. This will not only provide wider internet access but will also enable lectures to take place real time from UK or other DALC campuses. With optic fibre, we are just best placed to go having geared up for the last 2 years.

In other words, a good lecturer in Mombasa, will be able to teach all students, at a given time, even if they are as far away as Kitale. You can also have direct lectures from UK. How about that?

I know laptops will require some money to purcahse and I do also know the economic hardships parents and self-sponsored students face. I have made arrangements to ensure that the laptops are provided but students pay in installments later. This scheme will be launched next week alongside other VERY IMPORTANT fees management schemes. The laptops will be yours and you must be knowing that they will help you do a lot of other things.

May I reiterate the fact that DALC is an academic insitution keen on innovation rather than rudimentary and traditional education. In this regard, we will not hesititae to introduce and foster new concepts when the benefits far out-weigh the rigours of fixed traditions.

I would like all students to report to their CMs by 24th Sept. and let us know if they already have these laptops or if they would like the installemts arrangement.

You can also click from your portal and confirm whether, you have the laptops or would like the installments scheme.

Please adhere to this deeadline as we would like to move DALC to the next level by October 2009.



PROF. HUMPHREY P.O. OBORAH
HEAD OF MISSIONS, DALC EDUCATION
EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICAN REGION

SO WHO WANTS AN OLDISH LAPTOP WITH INFRARED? EVEN MOBILE PHONES STOPPED USING INFRARED AGES AGO. HA!

4 comments:

  • What's with this thug Oborah? He can't even spell when conning people!

    At least take the time to spell check, or has greed taken over his sense of tact? That guy just makes me sick...

    October 6, 2009 at 7:50 PM

  • maybe its because he is doing it with dinah maina now. Lucky gal, she is number 999 on his list of gals he has used and dumped. Atleast faith is the constant!

    October 8, 2009 at 1:30 PM

  • Dear bloggers: A SAD DAY FOR DALC LECTURERS
    Today 9/10/2009 was truly a sad day for the lecturers. All the lecturers including those often refered to as the role models received only half pay for the month of september. If a lecturer receives 30,000 the leturer found only 15,000 in their accounts. No explanation was given whatsoever.

    For the already frustrated lecturers, this event was a nail on their heads.

    The event has sveral meanings. Oborah is either too stupid to not to reason that frustrated lecturers are a time bomb for his institution. Already some have created email addresses with fake names and the contents from this blog are reaching the students straight on. Some have vowed to confide to thier trusted students that DALC is a briefcase institution and the diplomas offered are not even recognized by Commission for Higher Education. Two lecturers(both held with high esteem by the management)are reported to have met somewhere and have vowed to used their close friends at Nation Media Group to publish a very damaging article about DALC and the forth coming fake graduation at U.K. From a reliable source, a letter has been sent to the British High Commission to confirm whether Cambridge and Oxford Association of Managers exist a copy of the same letter was sent to parmanent secretary ministry of education. While Oborah may think that he is indeed smart, he should question himself why registration is dwidling.

    The other angle to the whole story is that Oborah has realized that he is duplicating roles by hiring both Wachuka amd Opondo. Wachuka is currently a hot juicy cake for Oborah. Naive, inexperienced and a coward who cannot challenge Oborah. On the other side Opondo is the finace manger who cannot touch a single coin from Oborah beyond his pay. When he was comming to DALC, he probably had the big picture of an instituion where he would control millions of shillings. Unfortunatelly, he has been reduced to a clerical officer with duties that Oborahs son can perform so well. He may have been promised heaven but indeed, heaven and hell all start with the same letter 'H' just like Humphrey Oborah. During the interviews Oborah promises heaven, after the interview hell befalls the new employee. Ask Erick what hell and heaven is at DALC, Heaven was being interviewed and being promised honey, hell started with the entry of Wachuka and just like any other employee, this month he was paid half his salary and as late as the lecturers.

    Depending on how Erick handles the pay issue, he may lose his job. If iwere him, I would not even discuss it with Oborah. I woulld keep quiet and let the lecturers learn a lesson for being part of the fraud. The other option would be for him to voluntarily resign. If it is indeed true that he has the qualifications Oborah posted on DALC website, then he should just look for another job. If not so, he could just be like the lecturers at DALC who have diploma qualifications and have the courage to teach students with degrees and cheat them that they are doing genuine things.

    My advice to the lecturers would be: Just quit. Alternativelly, stay and fight Oborah from within his instituion. Ground it proper. Influence your students to hate the institutiuon. The other alternative ask for a press conference and report Oborah to the whole world.

    Anyway, fear is the beginning of failure. If you always fear to act, fear acts on you and you become a robot.

    Soory DALC lecturers. Irealy sympathize with you.

    October 9, 2009 at 11:37 PM

  • I remember going to PC World Yaya Centre 5 years ago inquiring about infra red adapters. The shopkeeper looked at me in surprise and asked why on earth I need one? Bluetooth had already superseded infra red by then.

    October 23, 2009 at 1:02 PM

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