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…Set To Bag 2nd PhD In Sweden

A leading Nigeria Maritime and Corporate Communication expert, Dr. Bolaji Akinola is set to bag his second PhD in Sweden at the world standard Maritime University, Malmo.

The World Maritime University (WMU), Malmo Sweden which was established under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations, has a standard of properly scrutinizing before the selection of worthy students for PhD programmes across the globe.

As contained in the admission letter sent to him on the 3rd of March 2021 by the University Director, PhD Programme, Maximo Q. Mejia. PhD , It reads “This is to advise you that you have been offered admission into the World Maritime University PhD programme in maritime Affairs based on your research proposal ” Significant of public private partnerships in curtailing maritime crimes in the Gulf of Guinea’

“The expected period of the programme is 3 – 6uears, which you may pursue full time or part time for 240 ECTS credits ( European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)

“The duration of your studies will be counted from the date of your enrolment.

“If you decide to undertake your research based predominantly in malmo, you should estimate an additional amount of about SEK 15,000 for living cost in Sweden, plus air tickets” It states.

Recalled that Dr. Akinola who is the CEO of Ships & Ports Limited also doubles as consultant for leading maritime companies within and outside Nigeria in addition to being Co-founder/Director of the Maritime Microfinance Bank Limited, Apapa, recently bagged a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Media and Communication from the prestigious Pan-Atlantic University, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.

The foremost Maritime guru whose first PhD thesis titled Millennials, Digital Natives and the Future of Print Newspapers, which was successfully defended before an online panel on October 29, 2020, supervised by Dr. Ikechukwu Obiaya with the examining panel made up of Dr. Mike Okolo as Chairman, Prof. Akashoru, the external examiner; as well as Dr. Nelson Okorie and Dr. Kingsley Ukaoha, the internal examiners from the School of Media and Communication, has also been s strong advocate of Public-Private Partnership for the development of the maritime sector.

The genius, Bolaji Akinola, once disclosed that his commitment is to lifelong learning, growing and developing oneself so as to add value to the industry, country and the world with the aim of expanding his knowledge by diving deeper into his areas of expertise

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