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Magoha Wants All Kenyan Degrees Verified

Magoha Wants All Kenyan Degrees Verified.

Individuals with fake degree certificates have been warned by Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha that they will be flushed out.

Speaking at Koderobara School while inspecting the construction of CBC classrooms, the CS stated that those who took shortcuts to obtain degrees are now politicizing the issue, despite the fact that the blame is squarely on their shoulders.

Magoha stated that seeking redress in court is not the solution, especially for those seeking political office, and urged them to obtain their qualifications through the proper channels.

He stated that the issue should not be politicized and urged the Commission for University Education and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission not to back down.

Magoha has joined the call for all Kenyan graduates to be subjected to mandatory verification to authenticate their academic papers.

Magoha hinted that if given the authority, he would order that all graduates undergo new verification to validate their certificates.

“No judge can give you a degree or even the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). A degree must come from a university.

“In fact, I do not have powers but if I had, I would say that because of all this noise that everybody’s degree should now be checked.

He also chastised the political class for politicizing the debate over academic papers.

“It is very unfortunate that the issues of fake degrees are now being politicized instead of being handled professionally,” the CS remarked.

Magoha, who was on an inspection tour to assess readiness for the rollout of CBC education in junior secondary schools, noted that the validation process, which is led by the Commission for University Education, could be carried out by a number of government agencies (CUE).

His remarks came just hours after CUE withdrew a letter rescinding Nairobi UDA gubernatorial candidate Johnson Sakaja’s Team University degree.

CUE stated that it had reversed its decision but that it was still conducting investigations to verify the legitimacy of his degree.


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“The substratum of this suit, being the letter dated June 14, 2022, for which review is sought, is hereby withdrawn pending further investigations by the respondent, which investigations are currently ongoing,” CUE chairperson Chacha Nyaigotti stated.

The Nairobi senator had petitioned the court for Nyaigotti’s arrest for disobeying court orders.

Among those caught up in the degree scandal are former presidential candidate Walter Nyambane, Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa, Safina party presidential aspirant Jimi Wanjigi, and Wiper’s Machakos gubernatorial aspirant Wavinya Ndeti.

Magoha Wants All Kenyan Degrees Verified

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