Prof. Kuria Thuo the Vice-Chancellor of Gretsa University has explained the reason the University awarded a degree to Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho.
The VC defended the University’s decision to award Joho the degree despite his D- grade which has been a subject of controversy.
Prof. Thuo said that Governor Joho was admitted to the University based on a previous degree he had been awarded.
The professor said that Joho had a degree from a university in Uganda and that satisfied his requirements for admission into the Bachelor’s degree in Commerce program offered by the university.
He said that Joho joined Gretsa in 2014 for a second Bachelor’s degree. He has presented a previous degree from Kampala International University.
Johoi sought a second degree in Business Administration.
Te VC said they did not err in admitting Joho because the degree from Kampala University had been recognized as acceptable by the Commission for University Education (CUE).
The Kampala International University degree had been a subject of controversy back in 2014 and the Uganda National Council for Higher Education disputed the same.
However, the issue was laid to rest after the University’s Vice Chancellor Badru Kateregga confirmed that Joho was a student at the University from 2009 to 2012 and was awarded the said degree.
Joho is currently embroiled in a controversy regarding his KSCE results which the KNEC has alleged to be fake.