The Kenya National Qualification Authority (KNQA) has put on notice unaccredited private colleges awarding certificates. The DG Juma Mukwana said owners of colleges that violate the order should be prosecuted.

“Foreign training and qualification-awarding institutions require a certificate of qualification equivalent from KNQA,” Dr Mukwana said is a March 8 letter to the Kenya National Association of Private Colleges.

Dr Mukwana further said a Sh30 million database which will enable employers to access academic information of graduates is being set up.

“We are working towards establishing a one-stop centre for institutions that award qualifications. This will go along way in fighting fake certificates,” he said.

The database will have information on graduates from all levels of education.

It will have information on registered unit standards, registered qualifications, assessment and qualification awarding agencies and accredited education and training providers.

Other information will be about the recognized foreign qualifications, learner records and any other particulars as may be demanded by employers.