Education CS Prof George Magoha, while speaking at Pangani Girls High School in Nairobi where he opened new CBC classrooms, said it was illogical for aspirants to keep on trying to prove their education credentials knowing well they are not qualified.
The CS told off political candidates telling them to stop stressing universities in a bid to get credibility.
“I, Magoha, son of Magoha, will not fight to say I am not what I am not, and am not targeting anybody. It is very shameful that people who want to be our leaders, and they are many of them, are fighting to prove that,” he said.
Magoha added: “If you ask me who my classmates were 47 years ago, I will give you a battery of them. They are all over the world.”
While referring to the University of Nairobi where he was once the Vice-Chancellor, Magoha said it is easy to clarify education credentials contrary to how the politicians are making the process onerous.
Magoha noted most of the higher institutions have digitized systems and can easily identify an alumnus.
“I want to urge our politicians and more so the parliamentarians to stop destroying our universities. Our universities need to be regimented and especially in the UoN… If you want transcripts of someone who studied there in 1975, you will just touch a button and get the transcripts,” said Prof Magoha.