Kenia/14 de Noviembre de 2016/Allafrica
Resumen: Una carta de interdicción (Prohibición o privación de un derecho impuesta por la autoridad judicial) a un vicerrector de una universidad pública ha puesto de manifiesto la putrefacción en la educación universitaria de Kenia, poniendo en duda el papel de la Comisión de Educación Universitaria (CUE) que regula el sector.
An interdiction letter to a deputy vice-chancellor of a public university has exposed the rot in Kenya’s university education, putting to question the role of the Commission for University Education (CUE) which regulates the sector.
The letter by University Council chairman John Okumu to Prof Misia Kadenyi, who is in charge of academic, research and students affairs at Maasai Mara University, exposes how students’ names were sneaked into the graduation list without prior approval of the Senate.
Prof Kadenyi was sent packing on October 31 following the university council’s meeting that raised concerns on her repeated challenges in the academic, research and students affairs division.
The letter reveals that in the years 2013, 2014 and 2015, the graduation lists were tampered with and had various anomalies, while in 2014, 107 students did not graduate because their details were not in the university system.
In 2015, the graduation list was delayed as a result of some students’ names being sneaked into the list without prior approval of the Senate.
“The university has witnessed repeated errors in printing of graduands certificates, particularly in the years 2013 and 2014, disadvantaging concerned students in getting jobs. Further additional expenses had to be incurred by the university in reprinting such certificates,” states the letter.
Prof Kadenyi has since been given 21 days to respond to the allegations from the date of the letter. While on interdiction, she will be on half salary, full house allowance and medical benefits.