Opera News

Opera News App

Government's Qualifications Authority Dims Politicians Hopes Ahead of 2022 Elections

SOduma
By SOduma | self meida writer
Published 21 days ago - 0 views

The Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) has devised ways of preventing politicians with fake academic certificates from contesting in the upcoming elections. The Authority, which is is charged with ensuring quality academic qualifications, has said that it is partnering with Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC)to vet the politicians' academic qualifications before contesting for elections.

The Authority led by the chairperson Kilemi Mwiria held a meeting with IEBC on Thursday 4th February to find ways of partnership and collaboration according to a report by Nation Newspaper.

The meeting is one among many more that the two agencies will have to ensure that the country gets leaders with genuine academic credentials. Further, a report from KNQA indicated that up to a third of Kenyans have fake degrees.

The meeting between IEBC and KNQA comes against backdrop or protest from a section of MCAs opposing an election law that requires them to have graduate degrees. The Elections Laws Amendments Bill (2017) require all those contesting for public office to be graduates. Therefore, KNQA Director General Juma Mukhwana said that politicians should lead by example in implementing these laws.

The country will have to wait and see if IEBC and KNQA together with other government agencies will implement the all the elections laws. However, the proposal by KNQA is likely to cause political jitters could considering a number of MCAs are not graduates and will be locked out of the general elections.

Content created and supplied by: SOduma (via Opera News )

Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform

YOU MAY LIKE

Mike Sonko to Be Done a Hip Surgery as His Lawyers Request The Following From The Court

24 minutes ago

56 🔥

Mike Sonko to Be Done a Hip Surgery as His Lawyers Request The Following From The Court

Ruto Once Again Beats Raila In His Own Game After Declaring His Stand On BBI

38 minutes ago

335 🔥

Ruto Once Again Beats Raila In His Own Game After Declaring His Stand On BBI

Relief for Unemployed Teachers as TSC Announces 1,550 Recruitment Vacancies

42 minutes ago

611 🔥

Relief for Unemployed Teachers as TSC Announces 1,550 Recruitment Vacancies

TSC Advertises Replacement Vacancy

50 minutes ago

580 🔥

TSC Advertises Replacement Vacancy

English Premier League All Saturday English Premier League All Saturday Best Prediction With 98.65 Odds

1 hours ago

144 🔥

English Premier League All Saturday English  Premier League All Saturday 
Best Prediction With 98.65 Odds

"Leave Our Government Alone!" Ahmednassir Tells Raila's Ally After His Daring Claims

1 hours ago

107 🔥

Vihiga MP Moves Swiftly To Cushion Students With Fee Balances From Being Sent Away From School

1 hours ago

74 🔥

Vihiga MP Moves Swiftly To Cushion Students With Fee Balances From Being Sent Away From School

Teachers :Why Lesson Observation Should Be Done and Filled In TPAD Between 2nd and 10th Week Of Term

1 hours ago

1206 🔥

Teachers :Why Lesson Observation Should Be Done and Filled In TPAD Between 2nd and 10th Week Of Term

Government Finally Responds After Ruto's Office Requested For 400 BBI Copies

2 hours ago

2114 🔥

Government Finally Responds After Ruto's Office Requested For 400 BBI Copies

Good News to Unemployed P1 Teachers as Government Advertises More February Replacement Vacancies

2 hours ago

4135 🔥

Good News to Unemployed P1 Teachers as Government Advertises More February Replacement Vacancies

COMMENTS