A Happy and Prosperous New Year 2012 to all of you!
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Hello,

this is Dr. Muhammad Schmidt writing again after a couple of years.
First of all, my best wishes for a happy, blessed and successful New Year to all of you!

I have some news regarding IFTS and some other personal matters:

After several years of being in the process of applying for an interim university charter from the Kenyan government (issued by the Kenyan Commission for Higher Education as the competent body), we are done and expect to receive the government documents in January 2012. The process had been finalised some months before in 2011, but in Kenya it takes time - too much time perhaps sometimes - to get the respective documents issued to have them in hand.

This new year 2012 will be our seventh year of operation in Kenya and some other countries, and we have gradually developed from a Far Distance school into one with students physically present in class without totally giving up the Far Distance study option. While in the beginnng IFTS mainly served the less fortunate parts of the population in Kenya, we have been increasingly serving people from middle-class backgrounds upwards in the past years. One of our current students there is a highly respected Member of Parliament.

Some of our former graduates at Bachelor level made their way by transferring to other recognised schools like the Catholic University of East Africa (Nairobi) for advanced degrees, now serving as Secondary school principals with a good and stable income with the means to sponsor other, poorer student at IFTS. IFTS is the only interdenominational school in Kenya whose theological degree program is recognised by the official Anglican Church of Kenya for their clergy to be ordained into the deaconate and priesthood. The same for the training of Anglican military chaplains of the Kenyan army.

Some of our former graduates work as Lecturers for other legitimate theological schools. Most of the theses our advanced graduates submitted have been published, sold and generate a stable income to cover our expenses to keep the school going.

We have been donated a piece of land to erect our own buildings there, and there are plans to affiliate with another ministry from the US with plans to build a new university there with funding from the US. It remains to be seen how these plans will materialise in one way or the other.

In February or March this year, I am looking forward to another appointment as a professor at a Chinese university. I was offered a position as one of their Associate Professors with a tenure period of 2 years, which may be prolonged under mutual consent. It seems that some of my published works regarding Chinese language, culture and traditional medicine have not remained quite unnoticed in China, and the university in question actually expects me to continue publishing stuff like that but to include the name of that university and the department where I will be working in any such future publications.

I am far from intending to blow my own trumpet here, but as of one of the former targets and later victims of the stalking gang on the "other board" with figures like the deceased uncle, pretenders like Bill Grover, Levicoff and their likes, it must be quite a change in "career" for an accused "degree millist", "pompous pope", "evil person" and fake degree holder that they claimed I am.

Is it perhaps possible that these self-styled "experts" have been wrong in their "assessment" of people they do not know and have never met at all?

Again, a happy new Year to all of you!





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Dr. Schmidt

Happy New Year

Africa needs more people like yourself that build rather than tear apart.

The people you quote are people with no accomplishment who measure their self worth by causing maximum grief to others.
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Quote:I am far from intending to blow my own trumpet here, but as of one of the former targets and later victims of the stalking gang on the "other board" with figures like the deceased uncle, pretenders like Bill Grover, Levicoff and their likes, it must be quite a change in "career" for an accused "degree millist", "pompous pope", "evil person" and fake degree holder that they claimed I am.

I don't know your school and i cannot comment on it.
However, the last people you should care about are:
1 gay teen pornographers and enema quacks
2 serial degree millists
3 dolts crippled in their body and mind who took twelve years to pass a ZA doctorate
4 narcissists and histrions
Your school may be as good or as bad as it may get, but they are in no position to scold anyone.
A.A Mole University
B.A London Institute of Applied Research
B.Sc Millard Fillmore
M.A International Institute for Advanced Studies
Ph.D London Institute of Applied Research
Ph.D Millard Fillmore
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Happy 2012 to you Dr Schmidt!
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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I think you are right, Ham. It was a learning process I had to go through - first, I felt attacked and very much hurt, and I thought it was necessary to defend the work I am doing in discussing with them. Later, I found that this is/was in vain. Finally, I looked at some of them personally by researching their background as far as this was possible for me. In the end, I found that there is no need to care about these people.

At times, I felt tempted to leave this ministry alone and only to look after myself and my own career. The people I have been working with, however, have strongly encouraged me to continue and even came to my defense on on degreediscusssion.com.

If you are interested in the school, here is a link:

http://www.ifts.edu.tf

That site had not really been updated for years, but the information on academics posted there still applies and has now been approved by the competent Kenyan authorities as part of our accreditation process for the interim university charter.

Have a nice day, and thanks again for the encouragement!

(01-02-2012, 05:01 PM)ham Wrote:
Quote:I am far from intending to blow my own trumpet here, but as of one of the former targets and later victims of the stalking gang on the "other board" with figures like the deceased uncle, pretenders like Bill Grover, Levicoff and their likes, it must be quite a change in "career" for an accused "degree millist", "pompous pope", "evil person" and fake degree holder that they claimed I am.

I don't know your school and i cannot comment on it.
However, the last people you should care about are:
1 gay teen pornographers and enema quacks
2 serial degree millists
3 dolts crippled in their body and mind who took twelve years to pass a ZA doctorate
4 narcissists and histrions
Your school may be as good or as bad as it may get, but they are in no position to scold anyone.





Thank you for your kind words.

As for "building" - I was able to attend the graduation ceremony of our Kenyan students on 13 August 2010 (the year before last year) in Nairobi. At the end of the graduation ceremony, the Kenyan faculty of our school honored me my appointing me a tribal elder (in Swahili a "mzee") and making me a part of an African family clan. They provided me with an elder's stick and a piece of cloth they normally wear and gave me an elder's name: "mjenga" - that means "a builder" [of a school, in that case].

This was an overwhelming experience for me personally, and I felt deeply touched for this sign of love, respect and deep gratitude shown.

Here are some pictures from my visit to Kenya, and our church and school life there:

http://www.gelber-kaiser.de/Kenia2010/FotoAlbum.htm

And there will be more good and great things and blessings to come, for sure!

(01-02-2012, 10:02 AM)Ben Johnson Wrote: Dr. Schmidt

Happy New Year

Africa needs more people like yourself that build rather than tear apart.

The people you quote are people with no accomplishment who measure their self worth by causing maximum grief to others.

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