Sunday, March 26, 2023

Fred Ogola: Professor with 24 certificates laments over Sh. 100,000 ‘poor’ salary

Dr Fredrick Ogola caused waves on Monday, March 6th, with his statements regarding his financial prowess despite being one of the most learned Kenyans.

The professor, whose public life has been marred by controversies, revealed that he earns a monthly salary of Sh. 100,000.

This is despite working for various institutions and organizations in Kenya and abroad.

“If I belonged to a different community, would I be a lecturer earning below Sh. 100,000 as a salary?” the academically decorated professor quipped.

In an interview, Fred Ogola disclosed that he has all the documents defining the conventional way of success; 24 academic certificates.

“I have one Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD), two Master’s Degrees, 5 Undergraduate Degrees and 16 other certifications,” he revealed.

“And it is not only about the certificates, I have earned them from some of the best institutions in the world,” he added.

Here are Fredrick Ogola’s accredited certifications:

  1. PhD in Management Science and Innovation – ESADE Business School – Barcelona, Spain
  2. Master in Management and Innovation -ESADE Business School
  3. MBA in Strategic Management – CUEA – Kenya
  4. BA Social Sciences in Psychology – Uganda Martyrs University
  5. BA Social Sciences in Economics – Uganda Martyrs University
  6. BA Philosophy – Pontificia Università Urbaniana – Rome Italy
  7. BA in Theology – Tangaza College University
  8. BA in Urban Planning and City Policy from Uganda Martyrs University

Aside from these, the 45-year-old professor boasts a strong collection of 16 Strategy and Corporate Governance certifications from IFC – World Bank as a Trainer of Trainers.

Fred Ogola has a decorated employment profile. According to his Facebook Profile, he is the Managing Director at Halisi Family Hospital. He is also a board member and Chair of the Finance Committee at St. Francis Community Hospital.

He is the CEO of Trailblazers Business Strategies and the CEO of the African Health and Economic Institute.

Aside from these, he holds high positions at Strathmore University as an Academic Director for MBA programs and the Director of Strategy and Competitiveness at Strathmore Business School.

Ogola is a part-time professor at IESE Business School and a visiting professor at the University of St. Gallen.

Outside the world of academia, his life has been very controversial after he married his late wife’s cousin. He had been previously arrested concerning his wife’s murder, who was found dead in their Lavington home.

He spent 21 days in police custody in 2018.

However, his wife’s post-mortem freed him from the malice accusation after it was established she died from blood clots and fluids in her lungs.

Fred Ogola: Professor with 24 certificates laments over Sh. 100,000 'poor' salary
Fredrick Ogola and his second wife, Herima Chao

Ogola is the 6th child in a family of 11 kids. His family stayed in Nairobi and Siaya. From humble beginnings, Ogola recalls that his critics, who laughed at his family’s poverty, pushed him to work hard and break the cycle.

He scored well in KCPE, attracting attention from a Dutch Priest who gave him a scholarship at St. Mary’s School in Yala.

In Kenya’s population of 53 million, there are less than 10,000 PhD holders. The KNBS estimates that only 3.5% of the population holds at least an academic degree.

This shows that Fred Ogola is among the most educated Kenyans, contrary to his monthly salary of Sh. 100,000

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