Twenty-one fresh university graduates were caught in for surprises fter the Kenya School of Law (KSL) ordered them to go back to secondary school. The order came after they failed to meet the required qualification to join the only bar school in Kenya.
The affected were graduates preparing to pursue their studies after completing their undergraduate degree in law.
According to a source, the graduates had studied under the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in Kenya and Uganda after which they joined university.
Kenya School of Law stated that the students did not meet the requirements of the law programme before joining the university. KSL, therefore demanded that the graduates should attach their A level certificates and a secondary school qualification clearance letter for them to stand a a chance
Seven of the students however sought legal assistance to save the situation but the court ruled in favor of KSL advising the students to provide the necessary documentation.
Juma Mukhwana, the Director-General of Kenya National Qualification Authority, said that the affected slot was required to undergo a diploma course in law before enrolling for the undergraduate.
Even though the students might be innocent of the routes they took to get their Law degrees, the spotlight should be on the universities that admitted them for the degree without considering the required standards.
A report by a daily newspaper on Jan 15, 2017, highlighted the terrible state of education that is chocking progress in public universities
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