Education Cabinet Secretary Fred matiangi has told universities to stop offering certificate and diploma courses.Dr matiangi said those courses should be left to the technical institutions.
“It is sad that universities are scrambling to offer training in certificate and diploma courses yet they are supposed to be higher education institutions,” said matiangi
I expect CUE to play its oversight role so that these universities can focus on their mandate of providing undergraduate and post-graduate training,” he said.
“We should do what we are best at and allow others, such as middle-level colleges, to play their roles,” Prof Kaimenyi added.
The cabinet secretary also said universities and middle-level colleges should have quality assurance departments to ensure they maintain high standards.The regulations also require universities to end their collaborations with the mid-level colleges by end of June.The pacts have seen collages offer degree courses at lower cost and less stringent academic requirements.
The CS said graduates should be ready to create jobs instead of waiting for the government to employ them.
The C.S has also hinted at a plan to come up with a policy that would make Kiswahili language mandatory to all local and international schools in the country, lauded the president’s move to allow state sponsored students be admitted in private universities.