Matiang’i reads riot act on universities offering bogus services,says they will be shut

Interior CS Fred Matiangi-FILE

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,11TH DEC 2017-Education cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i  has sounded a warning to institutions of higher learning in the country offering poor training services that they will be closed down.

Speaking during the AMREF HEALTH AFRICA graduation in Nairobi on Monday December 11,the CS  has ordered the commission for university Education to  speed up the ongoing inspection of quality standards in  local universities  with the aim of ensuring that only those upholding quality in training remain in the field.

The CS also raised concerned with universities that have held letters of interim Authority for more than 10 years saying that the government will shut them down since they have not demonstrated the willingness to embrace  quality training.”We can not afford to continue producing low quality graduates  it is expensive and costly to the country,we must start taking issues quality seriously”.he said.

According to Matiang’i it is the same  institutions  offering low quality training that have been involved in selling degrees to politicians.

The CS has also commended universities  that have maintained high standards of quality in training adding that they reflect the position communicated by Kenyans who study outside the country who have performed well in their respective fields.”Kenyans are doing well in the western and northern parts of the globe,we have confirmed reports of kenyans who have excelled a broad in sciences and other professional courses and we don’t want to let them down”.He  added.

The CS has also commended  the AMREF HEALTH AFRICA for maintain a record of quality training in the medical field.

He says his ministry  is committed  to create synergy with other ministries such of that of health to ensure that the same standards are upheld as a way of attaining vision 2030.”25 percent of MDGs AMREF’s core agenda  we will continue to collaborate until the dream is achieved”stressed the CS.

Matiangi also awarded  the institution with a letter of interim Authority  and strictly advised the management  to stick to quality standards.

Over 200 trainees graduated with certificates and Diplomas  mainly in the field of medicine.The institution will now start offering degrees after it was awarded with  the letter of interim Authority.



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