Varsities Warned Against Illogical Restructuring

Varsities Warned Against Illogical Restructuring

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha

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Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has cautioned the management of public universities against illogical reforms without consulting relevant government bodies.

However, the CS says restructuring must follow due process while acknowledging universities are in dire need of reforms for Kenyans to get value for their money.

The CS also confirmed not delegating the mandate of reforming institutions of higher learning to university councils nor Vice Chancellors.

This comes barely days after the University of Nairobi announced radical reforms.

The reforms include the abolishment of offices, the merger of functions, and the creation of others.

The University of Nairobi has abolished five offices of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors and replaced them with two positions of associate Vice Chancellors.

Additionally, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology’s main campus in Nyeri was closed indefinitely following student riots over fee increment on July 15th.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ndirangu Kioni, issued a memo to all students stating that the University senate had suspended all in-person lectures following the disruption of learning on Thursday.

All the students should therefore vacate the main campus immediately and not later than 1.00pm today July 15. Further communication will follow.

said Kioni.

 Nevertheless, the students had issued a 48-hour ultimatum to compel the university administration against implementing the fee hike among other restructuring efforts at the institution

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