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University Flags 169 Fake Degrees

University Flags 169 Fake Degrees.

The Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) has flagged 169 undergraduate degrees earned by students who attended a college in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu county.

GLUK stated in a notice dated Thursday, June 23, that the 169 graduates were victims of unscrupulous institutions that used its name to award forged degree certificates.

In the midst of the ongoing controversy over the influx of fake degrees in the country, the University advised members of the public to be cautious of certificates offered in its name.

“The Governing Council and Management of the Great Lakes University of Kisumu are concerned over the increased number of academic fraud cases brought to our attention. 

“In particular, the incident of 169 unsuspecting students who enrolled with Baraton College Limited (Eldoret) and purportedly graduated with Academic Degrees that are fraudulently branded with Great Lakes University of Kisumu credentials on the 17th December 2021 at their college grounds,” read the notice in part.

University Flags 169 Fake Degrees
A file image of Kenya National Examination Council certificates on a table.

Furthermore, the Kisumu-based institution of higher learning announced graduation dates that can be used to authenticate University degrees.

GLUK stated that it will take legal action against the institutions and individuals responsible for the fake degree, as well as the degree holders.

“Therefore, the general public is requested to take cognizance of this notice and exercise caution in dealing with unscrupulous individuals and institutions posing and/or claiming to be associated with the Great Lakes University of Kisumu.

The university stated that any member of the public in possession of such degrees/certificates that were not conferred/awarded on the aforementioned dates and at an official university congregation should be advised that legal action will be taken against them.


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University Flags 169 Fake Degrees

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