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Magoha meets varsity heads to begin reforms as closures, mergers, job cuts expected | PRESS REVIEW

20, Jun 2019

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha is today expected to brief Vice Chancellors on far-reaching reforms in the country's universities education. Today's meeting comes after another on Sunday by vice chancellors as anxiety gripped universities on a looming overhaul including scrapping of some degree programmes as well as closing or merging some campuses. The Standard has established that the ministry will today lay bare the reform path for universities. If adopted, some of the vice chancellors and deputy vice chancellors might lose their jobs or be deployed as principals of constituent colleges in the wider rationalisation plan. Some of the teaching and support staff might also lose their jobs as the reforms will also see some academic programmes scrapped or only taught in specific universities.