'Grads' unable to contact IIU
By HARIATI AZIZAN
PETALING JAYA: Attempts by a few "graduates" of alleged degree mill Irish International University (IIU) to contact their alma mater after the Starprobe's expose came to nought yesterday.
"I called their office many times but nobody picked up the phone. I just want to get a clarification from them," said a marketing executive who holds a Master's of Business Administration from the institution, which had changed its name to Isles International University.
The executive, who only wanted to be known as C.C. Lee, said she had been worried about her position at work since reading Sunday's Starprobe report on "dodgy" degrees.
When the Starprobe team checked out the official IIU office in Petaling Jaya - as stated in their website and correspondence - they were greeted by a padlocked door with only a forwarding number pasted on it.
When the Starprobe team tried to call the new number no one picked up the phone.
Wrong address:The official IIU office in Petaling Jaya is supposed to be in this block but it is sealed up.
A quick visit at the "new" office, located nearby, revealed that it was still operational.
Another IIU victim who only wanted to be known as Vernon said he was considering taking legal action against the institution.
"I was shocked to read the Starprobe report. My convocation ceremony in 2006 was very 'real' - it was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and I received my scroll from a deputy minister. We had guests of honour, who claimed to be academics from the European Union University, to witness the ceremony," he said.
Vernon, who works in the hospitality sector, said that he found out about the university from a booth the institution had set up at a Tesco outlet.
"I was browsing through their brochures when they offered me an opportunity to get a degree. They told me that with my 10 years of experience, I was eligible for a degree if I submitted a project paper. They showed me pictures of famous people who received degrees from them and video clips of their past convocation ceremonies," he said.
"I regret it now. I should have suspected that something was wrong because it was too easy but they really convinced me that my experience meant something and that their operation was legitimate.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Posted by education admin Wednesday, November 11, 2009
DALC STUDENTS, you had better read this article very keenly. This is what will happen in the near future. Mark our words, DALC will soon be history and you will be chasing after Oborahs shadows like demented madmen.
I will spare the lectures and urge you to learn from the Malaysians who were conned by the scammers led by H Sandhu with the dubious Irish International University degrees. You can learn from those who have been scammed or you can wait for the rude awakening.
All DALC students know that something is not right at the institution and there are many questions that need to be answered. Why is there so much secrecy at DALC? Why the uncertainty about exams, certificates, accreditation etc
People, prepare yourselves for this kind of drama once the shit hits the fan. We promise it will be for the best of all Kenyans. One day, you will be unable to contact the people who should know what happens to your money and the dubious certificates you are supposed to get.
It's already happening Oborah tries to distance himself from an institution that he created and runs to this day. He is the mastermind and architect of all that goes with DALC. Strangely, he is not picking up calls and has chosen to hire people to answer questions that he should be answering.
This story will be repeated here in Kenya by some Kenyans once DALC comes a cropper. Unfortunately, they will have been told and warned before.
These words from one victim should scare you witless.
They told me that with my 10 years of experience, I was eligible for a degree if I submitted a project paper. They showed me pictures of famous people who received degrees from them and video clips of their past convocation ceremonies,"