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Fresh vetting sets stage for public varsity PhDs recall - 6 days ago, 22:02

John Mutua

Hundreds of PhDs look set to be recalled after the university education regulator started fresh vetting of the degrees awarded by public universities in recent years.

The Commission for University Education (CUE) says the audit will review the PhDs amid concerns that the institutions are not following the right assessment procedure.

The probe will focus on whether the students followed the set rules, including the one that caps professors from supervising more than three PhD candidates at a time.

It will also focus on the publications or refereed journals where the graduates published their works. Some journals have had their credibility questioned while some students have been accused of delegating the research work. A refereed journal contains scholarly articles that have been reviewed for their quality by recognised academics or experts in the field.

The probe could lead to the recall of some doctorate degrees at a time when an increasing number of Kenyans ...
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