Universities that have refused to undergo the audit which was ordered by Ministry of Education through CS Matiang’i will be closed and degree certificates they issued revoked. This information was revealed during the yesterday’s launch of Madison insurance uniplan. Commission for University Education (CUE) executive officer Professor David Some told Magazine Reel that the ministry and the commission was keen on ensuring that implementation of university reforms occur as soon as possible.
Professor Some also said that the government has resolved to audit all universities in Kenya to asses their preparedness and conformity to the required standards. He noted that a specific institution in Kisii county had been found to have breached a number of rules and regulations and that If they fail to rectify, they will be forced to return the charter issued to them by former President Mwai Kibabi. He said that the said university is one of the 15 which was commissioned to Chartered universities by former president. He also noted that the number of universities has exponentially grown from 7 in 2011 to 70 this year.
Anxiety has already gripped quite a number of people with fake degree certificates in Kenya after Professor Some issued an invitation letter to Vice chancellors in Kenya urging them to grace the occasion which will see the CUE and Ministry of Education release the audit report of all public universities. Speaking to Magazine Reel, Some said that CUE was ordered by Matiang’i to do an audit after it emerged that some universities were issuing degree certificates to undeserving students. He said that the audit was conducted between January 23rd and February 10 2017.
Professor Some also alluded that those who were enrolled to universities without minimum qualification requirements will be dismissed and their degree programs revoked. He said that some who have already graduated will have their certificates withdrawn as required by the law. Students who graduated with taking certain necessary units will also be recalled to take up enhanced content to enrich their certificates.
Already Matiang’i and CUE has ordered the closure of more than 10 campuses belonging to Kisii university which he claims were in breach of the university regulations and higher education act.