Prof. George Magoha, the education cabinet secretary, has proposed that all degrees be verified to weed out fake academic credentials.
Prof. Magoha declared on Wednesday in Rongo, Migori County, that if he had the power as Education CS, he would mandate the verification of all degrees.
He was speaking when he visited Koderobara Secondary School to assess the preparation ahead of the launch of Competency-Based Curriculum in junior secondary school.
The CS stated that the condition of fake degrees should be handled professionally and recommended giving the Commission for University Education time to address the matter because it is under their mandate
“It is very unfortunate that the issues of fake degrees are now being politicised instead of being handled professionally,” said the CS.
Prof. Magoha added that the verification of degrees is a very easy task which can be handled by the relevant bodies.
His remarks come amid ongoing debate about the authenticity of degrees held by politicians seeking elective seats in the August General Election.
In the meantime, Prof. Magoha has indicated that the government is prepared to roll out CBC education in junior secondary schools.
He said the government is also handling the issues raised by the private schools on issues of CBC education
According to the CS, the ministry has registered 1,280,000 learners for the Grade Six examination scheduled for later this year.