Poll schedule won’t affect universities curriculum

September 5, 2017 4:04 pm
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The Commission’s Chairman Chacha Nyaigotti Chacha on Tuesday said that measures are in place to ensure that time lost during the election period is fully recovered/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 5 – The Commission for University Education says that elections will not affect the universities curriculum.

The Commission’s Chairman Chacha Nyaigotti Chacha on Tuesday said that measures are in place to ensure that time lost during the election period is fully recovered.

“Universities will continue ensuring that the contact hours that are provided in their curriculum for students to learn and earn their degrees will be maintained and challenges regarding quality should not worry as far as universities are concerned,” said Chacha.

He spoke at a press conference when the Commission received Professor Mwenda Ntarangwi as the new Secretary.

Mwenda Ntarangwi took over from David Some upon completion of his five year tenure and promised to take university education in Kenya to greater heights.

“I will consult widely and I want to make decisions based on the information that I gather so that after five years I can be remembered for what I will have accomplished, I will works towards having the best education that Kenya can offer so that it competes with anyone anywhere in the world,” said Mwenda.

The Commission says it will be carrying out re- examination on academic programs offered in universities to determine whether they support national development agenda, with a call to universities to demonstrate global competitiveness in aimed at boosting global rankings.

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