New rules to govern lecturers hiring

September 27, 2014 1:06 pm
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Kaimenyi also revealed that the commission will develop a ranking system to help assess excellence grades in universities. Photo/FILE.
Kaimenyi also revealed that the commission will develop a ranking system to help assess excellence grades in universities. Photo/FILE.
NAIROBI, Kenya Sept 27 – The Government is set to harmonise appointments of lecturers into all public Universities to ensure parity in qualifications into all academic and management positions.

Education Cabinet Secretary Professor Jacob Kaimenyi has revealed that the Commission for University Education (CUE) is in the process of developing criteria to be used by both public and private universities in recruiting and promoting staff.

He said this when he officiated the candle lighting ceremony for Bachelor of Science in nursing graduates at Regina Paris University College in Nairobi.

Kaimenyi also revealed that the commission will develop a ranking system to help assess excellence grades in universities.

This will determine unique areas of competencies universities have and will stimulate health competition among local universities.

Prof. Kaimenyi has assured Kenyans that the Government was committed in integrating Information Communication Technology (ICT) in education.

He said ICT in education was the most viable technique of imparting the modern curriculum.

He said the world was automating all tasks and it was only fir that the Government empowers children to use ICT for quality education and also to prepare them for an ICT dominated processes.

The CS said the Government was keen on establishing Universities Fund whose object will be to provide funds for financing universities.

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