Varsities Asked to Collaborate With Foreign Institutions to Meet International Standards
Governor Fernades Barasa of Kakamega has asked universities to match their academic programs with those of foreign universities so that their graduates can learn more skills.
Barasa said at the KCA University Founder’s Day that the local colleges and universities that offer management courses must now focus on working with universities abroad, especially in research and public finance management.
He said that this would also make Kenya’s training in accounting and managing finances better.
Barasa also asked colleges and universities to work with local stakeholders and county governments to take courses to help their staff improve at school.
Barasa says that the country needs this collaboration because there are gaps in the job market that can be filled with short courses.
Barasa also told the institutions to take advantage of the needs people worldwide are trying to meet and offer courses in those areas.
He said that skills in petroleum, gas and good governance are in high demand worldwide, making room for jobs.
He said that if institutions trained Kenyans in these fields, it would help with the country’s unemployment problem.
The university has switched to a paperless system as part of an ambitious plan to use digital transformation to help fight climate change.
The institution is one of many that are thinking of new ways to deal with the global climate crisis. The news comes as the effects of climate change keep getting worse.
This became clear when the institution held a public debate forum in Kisumu. The goal was to get people talking about sustainable innovation as a way to solve the problems the world is facing.
Professor Isaiah Wakindiki, the institution’s VC, says that it is going paperless because it wants to help fight climate change.
The effort is part of a bigger plan that also includes putting a lot of money into research to help people deal with the changes that are happening.
“We are becoming a paperless institution so that we cut down on consumption on wood products,” said the VC.
The venture capitalist said that key parts of their services have now switched to paperless systems. He thinks this is a big step toward helping to solve the climate debate.
“We have embraced significant changes and we no longer send memos on papers,” said the professor.
Wakindiki said it is important to think of new ways to bring about the desired change.