3,000 graduate engineers get chance to register afresh
SEE ALSO :No near end of Hijabs in school case“The board has called on all persons holding an engineering degree dating to the Engineers Registration Board days to submit their applications within 60 days from the date hereof,” said the board. Lack of a clear direction on whose mandate it was to oversee quality graduates churned to the market had previously locked the board (previously Engineers Registration Board) in a court dispute with old students from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) and Egerton University. In the long-drawn court dispute, the students sued the board for refusing to recognise their degrees as adequate for practice. ERB pointed out that training offered in the two institutions was wanting. In 2012, the High Court ruled in favour of the students and instructed the Board to register them. The High Court determined that the ERB did not have powers to accredit programmes. The Court of Appeal ruled that the ERB acted within its mandate and that the universities were at fault for not addressing the concerns raised by the board on the quality of the programmes.
SEE ALSO :Parents defy ruling on hijabThe students moved to the Supreme Court which, in a majority decision, set aside the Court of Appeal ruling and reinstated the High Court decision. The board was compelled to register all the petitioners as directed by the Supreme Court.