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CS Matiang’i during the launch of KNQA/UPESINEWS
BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,9TH MAY 2017-The government has officially launched the war against fake academic certificates by unveiling an Authority that will be tasked with cracking on them.The move follows increasing cases of high ranking government officials and kenyans who in the recent days have been found to have academic certificates with questionable backgrounds.
The launch of Kenya National Qualification Authority by Education CS Fred Matiangi on Tuesday is seen as a major breakthrough in war against fake certificates.
Speaking at the launch held at Kenya institite of Curriculum development KCID Matiang’i said that the war against fake certificates has officially began on. The CS urged academic institutions to be careful when awarding certificates to their students.
The authority will be mandated with among other responsibilities handling cases involving awarding of academic certificates by education institutions in the country.
In the recent days scandals of alleged fake academic certificates being owned by influential personalities in the country ,mostly politicians seeking seats in the August 8 polls have been discovered.
Most recently the country was treated to a huge scandal involving Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho who is under investigation following claims that his certificates were forged. Records from Serani Secondary School where Joho sat for his KCSE exams in 1993 showed that he scored a D- (minus).
Governor Hassan Joho/FILE
The governor has however, been defended by the university of Nairobi after the management reported that the governor presented a genuine KCSE results slip showing he had scored a C+ at the end of his O level studies when enrolling for an undergraduate course at the University .