KENYA TO STOP APPROVING SATELLITE UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES

Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary (Minister) for Education, Dr. Fred Matiang’i, has directed the Commission of University Education to freeze the approval for establishing satellite campuses by accredited public universities, saying that the move is necessary to protect the quality of university education in the country.

He said here Tuesday that many satellite campuses had insufficient facilities, a situation which was eroding the quality of higher education in Kenya.

Matiang’i added that the creation of satellite campus was infringing on the role of technical institutes meant to address skill gaps in the country.

Speaking at the opening of the 1st Biennial Conference on the State of Higher Education in Kenya, he said the government had decided to invest in the development of technical and vocational training to address the skills gap in the country’s workforce.

Matiang’i said constant review and policy-driven conversations must happen to ensure that this direction of the government on technical training was sustainable and indeed met the development needs of the country.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK