Agency told to weed out fake papers
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has called on Kenyans to allow the Commission for University Education (CUE) to weed out fake degrees.
While stating that it was impossible for one to acquire a degree in six months, Magoha proposed that all degrees across all sectors should be authenticated to weed out fake certifications.
“I have been a Vice-Chancellor for 10 years and every day, week and month as a leader of a university, we keep checking the authenticity of degrees of our employees and our graduates working elsewhere. So this noise you are hearing is political not professional. It is important to allow CUE to do its work,” he said.
Magoha made the remarks yesterday when he inspected Competency-Based Curriculum classrooms at Koderobara Boys High School in Migori county yesterday.
The CS also emphasised that the government will continue preparing for CBC transition, saying they are also encouraging private schools to build classrooms to cater for Junior Secondary School (JSS).
“We have registered 1.2 million Grade Six learners. We shall have completed the 10,000 classrooms and 5,000 others for private schools,” he said.
Magoha further assured that the government is committed to ensuring provision of adequate facilities in learning institutions countrywide.
The CS also assured a 100 per cent transition process to JSS beginning next January.
He said Form One students currently occupying CBC classrooms will be relocated when the time comes, even as he directed principals and Board of Management to prepare and ensure adequate facilities so that there is no interference with learning process.
The CS expressed satisfaction over work well done in learning institutions he has visited and urged parents to cooperate with the government to ensure quality education to learners countrywide.
He was accompanied by Principal Secretary of the State Department for Early Learning and Basic Education Julius Jwan.
Magoha also warned those attempting to derail implementation of CBC, saying he will not be scared ‘to dance to tune of detractors’.