Prof MAKAU MUTUA warns Kenyans applying for PHDs abroad – You will have a rough time after JKUAT 118 PhDs saga

Friday June 28, 2019-Renowned Kenyan scholar and academician, Prof Makau Mutua, has warned that Kenyan scholars who have dreams of taking their post-graduate programs outside the country will have a hard time getting a great institution after Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) 118 PhDs saga.

Last week, the Thika Super Highway based institution awarded 118 scholars with doctorate degree in one day.
In a tweet on Thursday, Mutua stated that JKUAT''s 118 PhDs has exposed the rot in the Kenyan education system.

"The damage done by JKUAT’s 118 likely phony PhDs is incalculable. Kenyans applying for post-graduate programs abroad will face heavy skepticism. This brings into disrepute Kenya’s entire educational system and wipes out its credibility. It’s a terrible burden on the youth," Makau wrote on his Twitter page.

The Commission for University Education (CUE) came out to probe into the matter after an uproar from the public.

It was revealed that one lecturer at JKUAT supervised over 16 scholars, which is against CUE requirement.

One lecturer is supposed to supervise 3 PhD students.


  1. Makau Mutua should first obtain a PhD before commenting on such matters above him

  2. Makau Mutua is a Professor... his academic qualifications go way beyond a Phd!!

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