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Half of the engineering courses in Kenya are not approved – report

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Out of the 12 universities offering Engineering courses, only half of the universities have been accredited by the Engineering Board of Kenya to offer degree courses.

According to survey by the Kenya Education Network (KENET), the six that have their course accredited are: Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Egerton University (only agricultural engineering course is approved), JKUAT, Kenyatta University, Moi University and University of Nairobi.

JKUAT has the lion’s share of engineering students with 2,844 undergraduate students, followed by the Technical University of Kenya (1,765) and UoN (1,798)

The survey identified 43 engineering courses falling in three categories; Civil & structural, electrical and electronics and mechanical & mechatronics. 26 out of the 43 undergraduate engineering programmes had not been approved by the time of the survey.

Interestingly, TUK was one of the universities found to be offering courses not approved by EBK. Others were Meru University of Science and Technology, Masinde Muliro, University of Eldoret and MMU.

But the role of EBK in accrediting courses has been a source of contention with universities and students insisting their degrees were approved by the Commission for University Education.

For instance, the KENET survey shows JKUAT has 37 full time faculty with PhDs but only 18 are recognized by EBK. In total, the Board has only 248 lecturers in their records out of 524 full time engineering faculty in the 12 universities.

The report, however, concludes: “Engineering data that would be required for international accreditation is not maintained by engineering department heads or even the deans! The problem is NOT Engineering Board of Kenya – it is at the university level.”

Check out the list of approved Engineering Programmes

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