In Summary

  • Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Tuesday said the ministry and Kenya National Qualifications Authority were drafting the rules.
  • The guidelines, according to the authority, would be in place in January 2018.
  • The CS said the framework would provide guidelines on the period certificate, diploma and degree courses should take.
  • Among the challenges Kenyan education faces are substandard diploma and degree certificates being offered by the institutions.

The Ministry of Education is working on reforms that would guide courses being offered by tertiary institutions.

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Tuesday said the ministry and Kenya National Qualifications Authority were drafting the rules.

The guidelines, according to the authority, would be in place in January 2018.

“This is an important step that will ensure order in the manner in which institutions handle certification of academic credits,” Dr Matiang’i said.

The CS said the framework would provide guidelines on the period certificate, diploma and degree courses should take.

QUALITY OF COURSES

It would also give direction on the number and quality of courses to be offered by the institutions before graduation.

“The guidelines will put to an end the confusion being experienced in our education system,” the minister added.

Among the challenges Kenyan education faces, he said, were substandard diploma and degree certificates being offered by the institutions.

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