News reaching the Campus Bee news desk is of the seven Canvendish University graduates in Rwanda that have been given five days by the Ministry of Labour to present their academic equivalence certificates or else, they will be dismissed.
The graduates were recognized by Rwanda’s Higher Education Council (HEC) Rwanda have and later employed by the Ministry of Public Service and Labor after passing teachers’ recruitment procedures and certification for two years now.
“Academic recognition certificate is not an academic equivalence certificate, they are different. HEC knows this difference, the issue is finding out why these professional teachers delayed getting academic equivalence certificates because they are needed at the workplace as par the law,” Said Edmond Tubanambazi, the advisor to the minister of labour.
Academic recognition certificate is the approval of courses, qualifications, or diplomas from one (domestic or foreign) higher education institution by another while academic equivalence certificate approves level of achievement equivalent to completion of an educational course or training.
This is not the first time for graduates’ qualifications being quashed by different job providers and other stakeholders in the education sector as some people forge academic qualifications to attain what they want hence furnishing the reputation of their institutions.
We shall keep you updated on what comes next.