The reforms promised by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i regarding the improvement of university education standards are set to begin with the cancellation of thousands of degree certificates that have been irregularly awarded by various universities in Kenya.
The Council for University Education (CUE) has announced that the only degrees that will be recognised are from candidates who scored C+ and above in the KCSE examinations.
The only alternative for those who fail to score a C+ is to obtain a three-year diploma from the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
This reality is set to affect thousands of graduates who managed to do their undergraduate and masters’ degrees after obtaining short-stint diplomas that are offered by private universities in Kenya.
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