No more universities in Kenya, government declares

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The Government has shifted focus from creating new universities to enhancing quality in the existing ones.

University Education Principal Secretary Collete Suda said the country has 31 public and 40 private universities.

Prof Suda said as from last year, the Commission for University Education carried out a countrywide quality audit in all universities to establish compliance with standards and operations.

She said the audit was concluded in February and the results released by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on February 16, this year.

“The findings of the audit will form the basis of forward planning to ensure quality remains in focus at all times. The Government will not relent in its quest to streamline education to respond to our needs as a country,” said Suda.

She spoke during the fourth graduation ceremony at Southern Eastern Kenya University (SEKU) main campus in Kwavonza, Kitui County where 1,035 students graduated with degrees and diplomas.

The PS urged all universities to comply with criteria established by the Commission for University Education, which she said was legally mandated to enforce and monitor quality and standards.

She further appealed to the institutions to put quality first in their planning to guard against expanding their facilities at the expense quality and relevance.

“It must be recognised that expansion of university education in an environment of limited resources has negative effect on quality,” said the PS.

Suda said universities must admit only students who meet the requirements for the programmes they are getting into.

The ceremony was attended by Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana.

©Alleastafrica and Standard Digital

 

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  1. Subject: No more universities in Kenya, government declares, Apr 3, 2017

    QUOTE:
    “40 private universities” !!! “The Government has shifted focus from creating new universities to enhancing quality in the existing ones.” UNQUOTE

    It is about time!
    Congratulation Kenya!
    Professor Suda: You are admirably courageous!
    In the entire Continent of Africa, where PRETENSION is a crown of the society, to admit and take a dramatic step for QUALITY of Education is truly a revolutionary bold step. Good Luck.

    I hope your revolutionary endeavor will be an example to the entire Continent of Africa where the AFRICAN CHILD will be EDUCATED rather than brain-washed to be a blind mimicker, reciting the history and culture of European colonizers of yesterday.

    It is about time that the AFRICAN CHILD gets proper education to be fundamentally himself/herself on indigenous history, custom, belief, way of life and be in a position to develop, BASED ON SELF-CONFIDENCE, as opposed to inferiority complex emanating from the trails of European colonialism. Africa has suffered enough; it has been a traumatic experience; it is about time to start developing on its own terms and have self-confidence to achieve what ever Africans wish to achieve in harmony with the World (NOT in submission to renaissance of colonialism in a different face).

    Once again, well done Kenya. The spotlight is on you.

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