After his supposed classmates at Team University in Uganda denied knowing him, the dispute surrounding Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja’s degree has taken a new turn.
The former student, who was a member of the Class of 2016, denied ever seeing Sakaja or hearing about the Senator in an interview with Ugandan media, New Vision.
There were only six students in the class, according to the student, and the senator was not one of them.
He also denied assertions that Sakaja used the distance learning program to study online. Reporters were assured by the man that Team University had not yet started the program.
“At the time, there were no online courses available, and there were just six of us graduating on October 21, 2016. We were classmates, therefore I know them,” the student said.
Sakaja informed the Commission for University Education (CUE) that he earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from the aforementioned university in 2016. (External).
The Senator sent a letter from the Executive Director alerting him that he enrolled for a Bachelor of Science in Management through distance learning and graduated on October 21, 2016, as well as his diploma from Team University.
The Ugandan government is currently looking into the legitimacy of the degree that the Nairobi Senator claims to have received from the institution in Kampala.
The investigation is far along, according to Uganda’s National Council of Higher Education (NCHE), and the results will be made public.