Varsities urged to maintain quality in programmes they offer

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Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ezekiel Machogu

Cabinet Secretary for Education, Ezekiel Machogu has asked the leaders of University Education to maintain the quality and relevance of programmes they offer to students.

He said the leaders should provide education and training in local universities globally competitive to attract students and partners.

Machogu spoke when the founder of the Riara University, Prof. Eddah Gachukia paid a courtesy call on him in his office at Jogoo House yesterday.

Present during the occasion was the Principal Secretary for University Education and Research, Dr. Beatrice Inyangala. Prof. Gachukia was accompanied by the Vice Chancellor of Riara University, Prof. Robert Gateru.

The Cabinet Secretary praised Prof. Gachukia for the immense contribution that she had made as an educator and as an entrepreneur in the education sector.

Mr. Machogu noted that some 22% students who sat for the 2023 KCSE last year qualified for University compared to 19% in 2022.

He said the 22% represented 202,000 students against 173,000 students in 2023. He said the additional 30,000 will stabilize the pool from which universities get its students.

In response, Prof. Gachukia thanked the government for the support it had given her in establishing and running educational institutions in the country.

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