The Government Department of Technology and Vocational Training (VTT) is working to develop a comprehensive system to regulate the accreditation process and ensure the certification of student certificates in the country.
According to the principal secretary (PS) Dr. Margaret Mwakima, the lack of a nationally recognized system and a program of accreditation is one of the challenges facing the country in terms of obtaining degrees, leading to the proliferation of counterfeit certificates and certificates.
PS has regretted the negative record of who has graduated in the country, including details of how many people have degrees.
“There is a lack of integration and diversity in our qualification program, where different institutions offering the same qualifications have different approaches to ethics, quantity of learning and learning outcomes,” said PS.
She was speaking at the inaugural Qualifications Awarding Institutions (QAls) training at Kenya National Learners Records. Database (KNLRD) stated that it was for this reason that the Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) came up with a National Qualification Information Management System (NAQIMS), an automated system established to authorize QAI, register national qualifications and complete and maintain national student records in accordance with KNQF Act No. 2014.
“My expectation is that once the NAQIMS forum is completed, QAls accreditation, graduation and students will be a simplified process, institutions can do so in a comfo in their offices and not have to stop office and KNQA services, “said PS.
PS said all QAls would be expected to comply with the law by approving their institutions and registering degrees as stipulated in the KNQA Act, 22 of 2014, which required all institutions to comply, two years after the January 2015 act.
She explained that through NAQIMS, there would be registration for QAI qualifications that met all requirements and should have been approved by regulatory bodies such as the Commission for University Education (CUE), TVETA for tertiary institutions, Education Standards and Qualityy Assurance Center (ESQAC)). of basic education on the NAQIMS platform.
She also added that NAQIMS is expected to provide specific statistics such as academic qualifications, dropout rates, completion rates, popular qualifications, student numbers and other required statistics.
“In the country, skills and knowledge are available through formal, informal and non-formal programs. Each Qualification Award institution develops its own educational programs, determines how they are taught and who assesses and awards degrees, diplomas and certificates,” she concluded.
KNQR Council chairman Dr Kilemi Mmuiria said the KNLRD, the first such program with Central Africa, has the key to tracking the key details of Human Resource Development (HRD) in Kenya. It is the KNLRD that will support the publication of important information and research tools, which will allow government research and decision-making on the provision of education and labor markets, as well as tracking individual students, providing them with certified employers, “she said.