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Varsity apologises to Matiang’i for wrong title

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology was on Tuesday forced to buy media space and apologise to Education cabinet secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i for mistaking his title.

The university wrongly indicated that Dr Matiang’i’s title is EBS (Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear) instead of EGH (Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart) in a supplement published in the Daily Nation during the varsity’s ISO re-certification.

“We sincerely apologise for this mix-up,” stated the correction from the institution published on the same newspaper.

EGH is the second highest award given to individuals for outstanding or distinguished services rendered to the nation in various capacities and responsibilities.

All cabinet ministers are awarded the title EGH for their roles in government ministries.

EBS on the other hand is awarded mostly to commission chairpersons. Some of the holders include Prof Yash Pal Ghai, Sarah Serem and Johnson Kavuludi.