Oheneyere Gifty Anti has reacted to media reports that she is one of the several prominent individuals in Ghana who have acquired doctorate degrees from unaccredited tertiary institutions.
This allegation was leveled against her after researchers from the Valdosta State University, in Valdosta USA, drew the attention of Ghana’s Minister of Education to the number of prominent individuals in the country who have acquired fake doctorate degrees.
The renowned Gender Advocate and ace broadcaster, Gifty Anti, reacting to the fake doctorate degree allegation on Radio Univers’ BigX show told Real Eugene, host of the show that she did not know that the university which honored her had no permission to do so.
According to her, she researched about the institution when they wanted to honor her but she had nothing negative about them so she accepted the honor.
“I don’t know what the worry of University of Valdosta or whatever’s worry is about. I’m privileged to know that all the way there they know about me.
My honorary doctorate degree was give to me in 2012 by an institution known as Global Center for Transformational Leadership, you can Google them.
When they brought me the letter that they wanted to honor me, there were about four people being honored too. What I did was to Google and I saw some of the people they had given honorary doctorate from around the world and some of the places they’ve held their events.
I didn’t read anything negative about them so I accepted it. That is all I know about. If they are fake, my bad. I didn’t have a cause to believe that they are not credible.” Gifty Anti narrated to real Eugene on Radio Univers in Accra.
Ms. Anti, worked with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, TV division (GTV News) for 17years (including a one year National Service).
She started at GTV not as a presenter but as a reporter in the TV newsroom and a Floor Manager on the Breakfast Show (the first morning show on TV in Ghana). By dint of hard work she became a presenter on The Breakfast Show on the first day the programme started, 13th February 1997. She resigned from GBC in December 2013.
She is currently one of Ghana’s leading and celebrated broadcasters and a role model to many people, both young and old.
Dr. Gifty Anti has hosted her own show, known as The Standpoint, since 2008.
The Standpoint is a private production by GDA Concepts Ltd. It is aired on GTV on Fridays at 8:15pm and also streamed at www.thestandpoint.com.gh.
The Standpoint is also aired on ABN TV in UK, and across Western Europe and North Africa on Sky channel 235.
The programme discusses issues affecting mainly women and young people; Issues hitherto referred to as “taboo topics”. These range from women’s health, abuse in all its forms, relationships, including marriage, politics, finances, parenting etc.
Issues concerning the vulnerable and disadvantaged in society are also often discussed.