The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) of Uganda has dismissed allegations suggesting that Nigeria is contemplating rejecting Ugandan degree certificates on grounds of authenticity concerns.
Professor Mary Okwakol, the executive director of NCHE, clarified that there have been no complaints from Nigeria questioning the legitimacy of Ugandan academic credentials.
NCHE actively investigates complaints related to higher learning institutions and takes appropriate measures accordingly.
Professor Okwakol urged individuals with evidence of counterfeit degrees to come forward and provide information for the necessary actions to be taken.
Educationist Rose Stella Akongo cautioned against obtaining degrees in under two months, emphasising the importance of vigilance against substandard courses.
The Ministry of Education refrained from making comments until formal communication was received.
In the previous year, a Ugandan student encountered challenges in a UK university due to an allegedly expired undergraduate course.
NCHE directed universities to submit programmes for review, with 2,395 out of 4,369 accredited degree programmes in the final stages of evaluation.
Makerere University conducted investigations into fake degree awards, urging employers to verify degrees.
Professor Eli Katunguka, Vice Chancellor of Kyambogo University, pledged to revoke degrees obtained fraudulently.
There were reported cases of Ugandans using genuine academic documents that did not belong to them.