A few days ago, the government of Uganda announced that it had begun investigating the degree certificate awarded by Team University to Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja.
The National Council of Higher Education (NCHE) confirmed that it was investigating Team University over Sakaja’s degree and would share a complete report soon.
The investigations follow a letter from the Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to Uganda’s Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni, who is also the first lady, requesting the Ugandan government to investigate the awarding of the degree to Nairobi gubernatorial hopeful Johnson Sakaja.
However, in a letter dated Wednesday, June 29, the Commission for University Education (CUE) announced that it had revoked the Bachelor of Science in Management degree certificate awarded to Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja.
In the letter addressed to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati, CUE Chief Executive Officer, Mwenda Ntarangwi, revealed that the UDA politician was never admitted to Teams University.
The letter further stated that Sakaja never studied at Teams University and had not earned an academic degree as required by the Elections Act therefore the authenticity of the degree certificate presented to the Wafula Chebukati-led commission was questionable.
“The commission is not accountable for the authenticity of the identity of the certificate holder presented for recognition and /or equation,
“The Commission returns the right to revoke recognition of the award in the event it establishes any reason that makes the award in question ineligible for recognition and/or equation,” the letter read in part.
The commission further stated that despite being given time to present evidence among them a letter of admission, and graduation photos among others, Sakaja failed to comply.
“Despite being granted an opportunity to make written or oral representation on the matter, he (Johnson Sakaja) disregarded, refused and ignored both the request to provide information and the opportunity to exercise his right to be heard during the investigations,” the letter added.