MPs query quality of university courses
Lion's shareProf Ntarangwi said the University of Nairobi has the lion's share of 102 programmes. Other institutions with the highest admission for medical courses are Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology with 74 courses and Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology at 49 courses. Mount Kenya University has 21 programmes followed by Moi University with 20 while Egerton University has 10 courses. Ntarangwi explained that the commission only approves programmes already approved by professional bodies. “No academic courses will be approved by the commission unless the registered professional body has approved it,” he explained. He told MPs that CUE routinely undertakes monitoring of education in all local universities to ensure compliance. The audit revealed that the greatest admissions breach has been listing candidates who have not met the minimum entry grade of C+. A recent report by CUE had linked low standards to flowed admission by the universities.
Do not miss out on the latest news. Join the Standard Digital Telegram channel HERE.