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Varsities Asked To Prepare for CBC

Varsities Asked To Prepare for CBC

The Ministry of Education has requested that public universities diversify their revenue streams and prepare to implement the competency-based curriculum.

College Education PS Simon Nabukwesi recommended university councils, vice-chancellors, and principals diversify their revenues and employ private debt collection agencies.

He says debt accumulation is substantial despite the fact that colleges are expected to fulfill their main mission of educating and empowering students.

When they spend a lot of time overstretching themselves, to get out of the institutions to collect debts and going to court to deal with litigations related to pending bills then we lose the core function of a university,” said the PS.

He stated that the government will endeavor to expand financing for research.

“We wish to empower those with the capacity and interest in research by recognizing and supporting them with funding so that they get into innovations and support us in finding solutions to challenges confronting us.”

During the first international annual conference at Sarova Whitesands in Mombasa, a public servant stated, “However, we don’t do so much of that due to limited staffing in our institutions and low funding.”

The PS stated that universities must improve their income collection by formulating and implementing a policy for raising funds through alternative channels, including competitive research, entrepreneurial grants, alumni organizations, ongoing education, community service, and commercial ventures.

Prof. Chacha Nyaigotti-Chacha, head of the Commission for University Education, stated that institutions of higher education are preparing for CBC, saying that it will assist learners and students.

“We are not changing the content of what people cover, we are looking at how people learn.”

As presently imagined, CBC has tremendous advantages in terms of the approaches that will be utilized by the individuals who will instruct pupils and learners. Professor Chacha cautioned against exaggerating a nonexistent issue.



He stated that Kenya has sufficient qualified individuals and the capacity to evaluate any curriculum.

Prof. Chacha stated that Kenya has highly competent curriculum developers who will examine and harmonize the CBC curriculum.

Varsities Asked To Prepare for CBC

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