Varsities Asked To Align Their Programmes With CBC
Universities have been challenged to align their programs with the Competency-Based Curriculum requirements (CBC).
Simon Nabukwesi, Principal Secretary for University Education and Research, has asked institutions of higher learning to align their curricula with CBC requirements.
“The CBC curriculum seeks to realign our education with the growing demands of digital-based solutions to our everyday engagements,” Nabkwesi said.
Nabukwesi said as the government implements CBC, there is an urgent need for universities to be ready to produce graduates with competent skills that can be applied globally.
He was speaking at the 38th Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) graduation ceremony, which took place at the university’s main campus in Juja.
JKUAT Vice-Chancellor Victoria Ngumi congratulated the graduates who excelled in various faculties and represented the university both nationally and internationally.
She stated that the graduates were well prepared for the volatile labor market.
The PS, on the other hand, stated that JKUAT has played an important role in improving digital health care services in collaboration with county governments.
Nabkwesi urged universities to take steps to revise their curricula in order to meet CBC requirements.
He claims that doing so will ensure that they are adequately prepared to receive CBC students who will graduate from senior high schools.
Nabkwesi, who praised JKUAT’s contribution during the outbreak of COVID-19, stated that universities’ efforts to improve research, knowledge, and learning have been hampered by insufficient funding.
He urged universities to keep coming up with new ways to leverage resources.
“By embracing innovations, our universities can be a powerful engine for change and transformation in our country, especially in this digital era,” Nabkwesi said, adding that there is a need to appreciate that government resources are constrained.
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He added that, despite financial constraints, the priority should be to maintain academic standards.
The CS also stated that increased admissions have exacerbated the universities’ financial difficulties.
JKUAT Council Chair Mahboub Maalim stated that the university has continued to make sustained efforts to mobilize resources to supplement government capitation.