Mbeere North Member of Parliament, Muriuki Njagagua has challenged universities to strive and maintain academic standards as spelt out by the Commission for University Education.
Speaking at Kirii Secondary School in Mbeere North Sub County Friday, Njagagua said there was need to ensure Kenyan graduates competed favourably with their counterparts outside the country in the search for jobs.
“Let us standardize our university education and do thorough research so as not to award fake degrees and PHDs,” he added.
Njagagua who was presiding over distribution of food relief also expressed concern over the mushrooming of universities all over, with some lecturers managing as many as 2000 learners, thus lowering academic standards.
On war against corruption, the MP noted that the courts should be allowed to do their work without undue interference, but there should be no selective administration of justice.
Njagagua also challenged the police and Ethic and Anti-Corruption Commission to do thorough investigations in matters related to corruption to make their cases water tight.
On his part, area Deputy County Commissioner Christopher Siele warned the residents against engaging in activities that are detrimental to the education of their children such as practicing FGM and engaging in early marriages.
Siele advised the learners to utilize their school time for the intended purpose so as to combat rampant poverty in the region.
By Kimani Tirus