The Commission for University Education (CUE) has asked Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja to provide several documents to prove that he attended and graduated from Team University in Uganda.
This comes after the commission revoked the recognition of his Bachelor of Science in Management degree from the Kampala-based university pending investigations into its authenticity following concerns raised by members of the public.
“…On diverse dates, the commission received complaints from members of the public and civil society casting doubt on the authenticity of the degree certificate submitted to CUE by Hon. Sakaja. The gravity of the matter raised made the commission revoke its decision to recognize the degree qualification,” CUE Chairperson Prof. Chacha Nyaigotti said on Friday.
Sakaja, who is eyeing the Nairobi governor’s seat on a UDA party ticket, is required to provide his application for the course, letter of admission from the University, evidence of registration including Student ID, Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (ATS), course description for the Bachelor of Science in Management (External), course units taken, transcripts, examinations schedules, a graduation booklet that has his name on it.
CUE also wants Sakaja to provide receipts for: application fee, tuition fees, graduation and convocation, names of lecturers that taught him some of the courses, any communication with the university staff (academic and administrative) regarding his course in the university, graduation photo while wearing the gown, and evidence of the requisite credit hours covered.
The senator has also been invited to attend a meeting on Monday to provide further information that can aid in the investigations. Further to this, CUE has written to Team University seeking further information regarding the matter.
“The problem of fraudulent degree certificates has become endemic and bears a huge reputational risk to the University academic programmes. We shall work tirelessly to guard against this threat to our education system and as a Commission we will blacklist any university which colludes on the issuance of fraudulent degrees,” Chacha added.