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State set to weed out fake degrees in
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Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 08:00 | By
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The government has made plans to establish a framework aimed at weeding out fraudulent certificates and degrees from national institutions, State Department for Technical, Vocational Education and Training Principal Secretary Esther Muoria (pictured) has said.

 The proposed framework, once implemented, will set up an accreditation system that governs the registration process for awarding institutions and their respective qualifications, she said yesterday when presiding over a stakeholder workshop on validation of the National Policy Framework for accreditation system on qualifications in Machakos County.

Accreditation system

 The PS warned that in future, there would be no certificates issued by any institution of higher learning without prior registration by Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA).

“The establishment of a National Accreditation system is in alignment with these reforms. Moving forward, no certificate shall be conferred without prior registration by the Kenya National Qualifications Authority. This commitment upholds credibility and excellence as paramount principles. This initiative will profoundly impact the promotion of lifelong learning and the adoption of global best practices, aligning our efforts with internationally recognised standards,” added Muoria.

The move comes barely days after President William Ruto ordered a crackdown on all civil servants holding fake papers with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission launching investigations targeting 2000 individuals.

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