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Controversy erupts over certificate nomenclature by Open University Law graduate at Dunamis Church

BSc or LLB in Law: Controversy erupts over certificate nomenclature by Open University Law graduate at Dunamis Church
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Controversy has engulfed Dunamis International Gospel Centre, led by Pastor Paul Enenche, following an incident involving a female attendee during a church service leading to what many have called degrees of controversy.

The incident unfolded during a testimony session, where the lady, identified as a law graduate from the National Open University of Nigeria, faced public chastisement from Pastor Enenche for allegedly presenting false information.

However, Pastor Enenche pointed out that there’s no such degree as a BSc in law, casting doubt on her testimony. Nigerians took to social media to react, with some expressing amusement at the situation and others criticizing the woman for potentially lying on the altar.

Meanwhile, subsequent investigations confirmed the accuracy of the lady’s testimony and findings revealed that she is a police officer.

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“The National Open University of Nigeria does offer a degree titled BSc in Law, along with specialised programs like BSC in Law of Criminal Justice and the BSc LLB dual degree course, integrating science and law studies” Montell Benson, a social commentator and educator says.

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Video footage analysis suggests the lady appeared visibly shaken, potentially suffering from stage fright or over-excitement, leading to verbal stumbling.

Critics have questioned Pastor Enenche’s handling of the situation, arguing that as a spiritual leader, he should have exercised discernment and compassion rather than publicly humiliating the lady. They draw parallels to biblical accounts, such as the story of Ananias and Sapphira, where Peter discerned deception without resorting to public shaming.

Calls for a public apology from Pastor Enenche have intensified, expressing concern for the lady’s self-esteem and reputation.

It’s understandable that you disagree with the pastor’s approach. Publicly humiliating someone, especially in a religious setting, can have significant emotional consequences. It’s crucial for leaders to exercise compassion and understanding, especially when individuals may be experiencing stage fright or nervousness in front of a large audience. Correcting mistakes in a gentle and supportive manner would likely have been more constructive and less harmful to the individual’s well-being. Additionally, providing guidance and support to help individuals understand and improve upon their knowledge would be more beneficial in the long run”.

“I disagree with the pastor’s approach, this may lead to depression. The lady may not have lied. Even though what she got was LLB and not BSc some persons while facing a huge crowd of that magnitude would err, in what is considered stage fright. No one is an exception. Everyone improves over time. Pastor Eneche shouldn’t have ridiculed her, but rather correct her”

“The problem is that she didn’t understand what she went to read there. She went to school for the sake of it and probably worked her way through it”.

“I totally disagree with the pastor’s approach. That was a huge embarrassment. She graduated from NOUN and there is evidence to that effect. She would have been corrected in the appellation of LLB and not BSc”.

“There is something called prima facie evidence in law. That lady could not show prima facie evidence of being a law graduate. I can understand Pst Enenche’s anger because recently some churches were trending for peddling fake testifiers and probably he was careful not to be added to the league. It suffices to add that this justifies the reluctance of Nigerian Law School to accept Open University graduates. To say they are half baked is an understatement. A person who does not know the degree she is holding. I ask if she were a doctor, would anyone be confident enough to patronize her hospital”.

“Before you take sides on ANY issues, or believes what they told you about someone wholeheartedly, try and ask questions or do your own research to get some facts.There are always three sides to all stories.This is the woman Pastor Emeneshame of Dunamiss embarrassed on the altar of testimonies.Most of these pastors will be giving us assorted lambastic testimony on the pulpit, but cannot stand small one from the congregation”.

“I refuse to watch that video. I just scroll past on Twitter and Facebook.

But I hope Dr. Paul Enenche will be gracious to also publicly apologize to the woman for the embarrassment and humiliation she was subject to now that it has been confirmed she didn’t lie about her testimony.

This is just yet another way Nigeria’s half-baked educational system can set someone back, as even in the NOUN website , what she said was exactly what they put up(till they edited it after the story broke) but I commend the woman for her obvious determination in working with what she was given and trying to make something better of herself. Especially as an adult woman with children and responsibilities.

All the best to madam Anyim Vera”.

As of the time of this report, Dunamis International Gospel Centre has yet to make any public statement concerning the issue.

As the controversy unfolds, it underscores the need for critical assessment of our education system as a nation.

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Kon
Kon
2 months ago

A a proud graduate.of NouN, not half baked.
A learned individual like you ought not to stereotype.
That’s why you have classes of degrees (1st, 2nd Upper & lower then 3rd class) Some even offer pass degrees.

All the same we learn everyday so i believe you will learn.

Kon
Kon
2 months ago

Your Myopic.assessment of NOUN CANNOT erode.the high quality of Educational standard set by NOUN.

At NOUN, Students take their studies seriously because there is neither sorting of lecturers nor sex for marks. Infact at NOUN you don’t know who marks.and scores your.answer sheet.

At NOUN capoons.can’t pressurize lectures to award undeserved marks to their cult group.
Degrees are awarded in 1st, 2nd(upper and lower) then 3rd classes, so not all students are the same. So it baffles me to read your Stereotype comment about this great institution.

Always consider the.tone and content of your write up as it concerns the public.
Thanks.

Agada Okoh Peter
Agada Okoh Peter
2 months ago

This is just yet another way Nigeria’s half-baked educational system can set someone back. Sic, be intelligent enough to withdraw this statement or continue in your senseless assessment of institution like NOUN… Your recommendation is not needed for Nigerian education to succeed… It suffices to add that this justifies the reluctance of Nigerian Law School to accept Open University graduates. To say they are half baked is an understatement. A person who does not know the degree she is holding. I ask if she were a doctor, would anyone be confident enough to patronize her hospital”. SIC, Confirm the performance of Those in the Law School from NOUN before your justification because at NOUN, there are intelligent students amongst which are doctors, professors studying law hence step down your myopic view of the entire situation…

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