Even more panic as Council demands verified certificates from Makerere
Two days after former law students of Makerere University were sent into a panic with the announcement that the institution would recall law degrees awarded irregularly in the past decade, Kenya’s Council of Legal Education added fuel to the fire, ordering all such students to have their documents certified before they sit their Bar examination in November.
CLE chief executive Wanjala Kulundu-bitonye gave the students until September 29 to submit the documents.
“The graduates must furnish the council with copies of degree certificates and transcripts, certified or verified by Makerere University as genuine,” said Prof Kulundubitonye. Makerere University had said its decision followed an investigation, which had shown that some of the academic certificates might have been altered or forged.
Last year, CLE whose mandate includes regulating legal education and training, stopped admission of students to the Kenya School of Law due to the what it termed an error in the procedure of admitting non-kenyans.
The preliminary report revealed a mismatch between results submitted by the university’s colleges and schools and the final scores released by the Office of the Academic Registrar.
Makerere University students.