University Defends Decision to Admit Governor Joho Without Verifying KCSE Papers

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Gretsa University, where embattled Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho studied for his second bachelor’s degree, has owned up to admitting the governor without verifying his KCSE papers.

Vice-Chancellor Kuria Thuo said the institution admitted Joho on the strength of a degree awarded by a foreign university.

Mr Thuo defended the decision to admit Joho for a Bachelor of Commerce degree, saying the previous Bachelor of Business Administration degree awarded to him by Kampala University in Uganda, had been recognized by the Commission for University Education (CUE) as required by the Universities Act.

“However, for now, Gretsa University does not deem it prudent to make further comments on the matter as it is still under DCI probe,” said Prof Thuo.

Gretsa is among three institutions seeking o renew their Letter of Interim Authority. Their applications are still pending before Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i‘s office.

According to Gretsa, Joho started his studies in 2014 under the Distance Learning Programme and concluded them in 2016.

This is after an earlier degree he had acquired from Kampala University in Uganda was disputed by the Uganda National Council of Higher Education the same year.

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