Knec news today. The Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) is taking steps to eliminate fake degrees by aligning its framework with the African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF).
This initiative aims to ensure that qualifications earned by young Africans are not only recognized within their home countries but also across the African continent and globally.
Principal Secretary Esther Muoria highlighted the objectives of this initiative during a workshop on the ACQF.
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It seeks to address skills mismatches, inconsistencies in qualification outcomes, and competencies among institutions offering similar qualifications.
Additionally, it aims to establish clear progression pathways between qualifications.
Ms. Muoria emphasized the importance of consistent professional standards, both nationally and continent-wide, to ensure global recognition.
The comprehensive approach includes harmonizing occupational standards and curricula, facilitating mobility across the continent.
Juma Mukhwana, Principal Secretary for Industry, emphasized recognizing practical skills over formal qualifications, with a focus on assessing and certifying skills.
The goal is to create a more inclusive and practical education system that bridges the gap between education and industry needs, stimulating economic growth and fostering intra-African trade.
Alice Kande, KNQA Acting Director General, highlighted the importance of a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) system to certify industry-relevant skills and competencies.
This aligns with the recommendations of the Presidential Working Party on Education Reform (PWPER), including the implementation of RPL and Credit Accumulation and Transfer Systems (CATS) in Kenya, as well as raising awareness about these systems.