Here’s a question some of us have…are there consequences to graduating with an engineering
degree from a university that isn’t recognized by the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK)? and if there are, how come unaccredited universities are still able to admit students?
EBK has released a list of universities it recognizes as training schools for engineers…and some institutions are missing.
According to Nation, The list published in the government’s publication, My Gov, excludes Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST), Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST), South Eastern Kenya University (Seku), Technical University of Kenya (TUK) and University of Eldoret.
Who is safe?
Only the University of Nairobi, Moi, Jomo Kenyatta, Egerton, Dedan Kimathi Kenyatta University, Technical University of Mombasa, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology and the Multimedia University of Kenya have been accredited to offer engineering courses.
Lack of accreditation has been a divisive issue between engineering students and university administrations with the latest flare-up being hundreds of University of Eldoret students boycotting classes in January and refusing to seat for end-of-semester exams.
The students had vowed to stay out of class until they got accreditation with EBK now saying they have visited the institution and are reviewing the institution’s courses.
What happens now?
University administrators say there’s nothing to worry about whereas EBK has described offering unaccredited courses as illegal so we’ll have to
wait and see how it all plays out.