NCHE Lists Expired Degrees in Uganda

NCHE Lists Expired Degrees in Uganda

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has recently faced public criticism following a story circulating social media .

The story highlighted a case where a graduate from Makerere University had their academic documents rejected by a university in England due to their degree being from an “expired” course at the Ugandan institution.

In response to the backlash, NCHE has provided clarification on the concept of accreditation expiry. According to NCHE, when a program’s accreditation expires, it means that the program needs reassessment to ensure that the key aspects for which accreditation was initially granted are still in place. If not, the program is considered out of date or “expired.”

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In the case of the graduate whose academic documents were rejected in England, it appears that the course they pursued at Makerere University had not undergone the necessary accreditation renewal. This discrepancy led to the rejection of the graduate’s degree by the admitting university. Campus Bee, investigating the matter, delved into the NCHE website (referred to by the admitting university) and discovered a shocking revelation – there are over 2,000 expired degrees listed.

To provide further clarity and assistance, a PDF has been made available for individuals to verify if their degree is among those considered expired. This measure aims to help affected graduates address any potential challenges they may face in the future related to their academic qualifications.

The situation has highlighted the importance of ongoing accreditation processes and the need for universities to ensure that their programs meet the required standards. NCHE is now faced with the task of reevaluating and updating the accreditation status of various programs to avoid similar instances in the future.

As the story continues to unfold, it is essential for graduates and stakeholders to stay informed and take necessary steps to address any potential issues regarding their academic qualifications. This serves as a reminder of the significance of maintaining up-to-date and valid accreditations to uphold the integrity of higher education institutions and the qualifications they confer.

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