The Ministry of Education has asked public universities to diversify their sources of income and prepare for the roll out of a new curriculum. University Education PS Simon Nabukwesi has called on the chairman, vice-chancellor and director of the university council to diversify their income and hire private companies to collect loans. .
“The accumulation of debt is very high, but the university must fulfill its core function of academics and student empowerment. “When we spend a lot of time, leaving the institution to collect loans and to deal with issues related to pending bills, we lose the main mission of the university,” said PS.
He also said that the government will try to increase research funding. We want to support them by supporting them in finding solutions to the challenges they face.
“However, we are not doing this because of limited staff and lack of funds in our institution,” the PS said while speaking at the first international annual conference held at Sarova Whitelands in Mombasa.
PS said universities should develop and implement policies to gather resources through competition research, entrepreneurial grants, alumni associations, continuing education, community service and other ways such as business investment.
The Chairman of the University Education Commission, Professor Chacha Nyaigotti-Chacha, said that higher education institutions are preparing for the CBC, which will benefit students and lecturers.
We don’t change what content people cover, we look at how people learn. CBC has great advantages as a methodology that students use and that guides students. “Let’s create problems where there are none.”
He also said that Kenya has enough skilled people and capacity to handle any curriculum. Prof Chacha said there are higher education curriculum developers in Kenya who will review and adjust the CBC.