Dr. Daykeay rejects dismissal by AMEU president
The African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) graduate school is gradually edging towards a leadership crisis as a war of words continues between Dr. Emmanuel Bravy Daykeay, who has fallen out of favor with the president of the college, Dr. Joseph T. Isaac. Dr. Daykeay is the one who reportedly helped to establish the graduate school.
He is the founding Dean of the AMEU graduate school, but the college administration has said he is ‘unfit’ to lead the institution because his credentials are not weighty enough to allow him to hold such a position permanently.
Dr. Isaac has therefore preferred another colleague to occupy the position.
In his letter of termination, a copy of which is in the possession of this newspaper, Dr. Isaac stated that Daykeay’s credential is ‘weak.’
However,the latter continues putting up a defense for his credentials contrary to what Dr. Isaac believes. “This is a blatant lie only intended to destroy my hard earned reputation and experience in academia,” the young Liberian educator said.
In a recent interview with journalists, Dr. Daykeay considers himself amply qualified and competent for the position of dean of the graduate school. Daykeay is the executive director of the Association of Liberian Universities (ALU) and he is instituting a lot of reforms in that position, he stated.
Dr. Daykeay obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Liberia; a Master’s degree from Moody Bible Institute; double Masters degree from Strayer University, USA, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Pastoral Ministry from Atlantic Coast Bible College and Theological Seminary in Florida, USA. “These were all legitimately earned,” he said at a press conference.
Currently, Dr. Daykeay is a graduating senior at the Grand Canyon University in Arizona, USA, where he is concluding studies for a Doctorate Degree in Higher Education after defending his dissertation last July.
To substantiate the claim, he displayed to journalists the original copy of his Doctor of Philosophy degree which he said the AMEU president has wrongfully attacked.
In further clarification, Dr. Daykeay said that in a global society, it is not possible for someone of his personality to return home from academic pursuits in the US to contribute his quota to bettering the ‘messy education’ sector by presenting himself as a product of higher learning institutions which do not exist or are unaccredited by any authority.
He provided a web link where the validity of the Atlantic Coast Bible College and Theological Seminary, from which he earned his Doctorate Degree in Philosophy, can be checked.
He called on authorities of the National Commission on Higher Education to intervene in the ‘unfortunate impasse,’ which he said Dr. Isaac created by his failure to professionally handle.