Agency raises red flag over fake certificates
In Recognition Equation and Verification (REV) of academic certificates for graduates, investigations have shown that one in every three academic certificates is fake.
Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) Director General Dr Juma Mukhwana said that presence of fake certificates in the country has created a negative perception about the academic qualifications, a situation that requires urgent remedy.
“This is why KNQA exists. Soon we shall eliminate fake certificates and hence create a fair playing ground for all. Another important role we are playing is to ensure that those who may have stopped school at lower grades can gradually find their way to the highest level of academic and professional qualification,” he said.
He made the remarks in Mombasa when he presided over graduation of 124 scaffolders presented by the Toolkit iSkills Limited (TTI) and RiskVine PTY Ltd.
The KNQA was set up in 2015 to help coordinate and harmonize education, training, assessment and quality assurance of all qualifications awarded in the country with the view to improving quality and international comparability.
Mukhwana said one of the areas covered by KNQA’s mandate is the Recognition for Prior Learning also known as Prior Learning Assessment.