Commission for Higher Education says it is probing Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja’s degree awarded to him by Team University of Uganda; wants him to provide evidence that he studied at the university including his application for the course, transcripts and photos of graduation.
The CUE wants Sakaja to prove that the Bachelor of Science in Management External was also accredited.and whether indeed was admitted to the said institution and he pursued the said studies and was awarded the requisite degree certificate. The NCHE confirmed that Team University recognized and that the degree program is accredited. Further theNCHE responded that Team University had confirmed that Hon. Sajaka Jonson was enrolled for a Bachelor of Science and graduated from the university in October 2016. Based on that information the CUE processed the application accordingly and issued recognition certificate ref no cue0/9/1/vol590,Serial Number 8247.
Thereafter the commission received complaints from members of the public and civil society casting doubt on the authenticity of the degree certificate that was submitted to CUE by Sakaja. The gravity of the mattes raised made the commission to revoke its decision to recognize the degree qualification.
The investigations are ongoing and the commission has written to sakaja to provide the following information to back up his claim of the degree
His application for the course
The letter of admission form the university,
Evidence of registration including student ID,credit accumulation and transfer systems which we use across borders in the EAC
Course description for the degree of Bachelor of science in management External Team University
Course units taken
Transcripts given to the candidate and exams schedules
Graduation booklet that has his name on it
Provide receipts for the application fee when he applied tuition fee paid,graduation and concoction fee, paid in order to graduate
Provide names of lecturers that thought him some of the courses and any communication with the university staff both academic and administrative
Provide graduation photo while wearing the gown and evidence indeed he graduated
The CUE has invited Sakaja to their offices on 20th June 2022 to provide further information.
The CUE also has written to Team University of Uganda seeking further information on the same issue.