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Varsities Want To Be in Charge of Determining Cut-Off Points For Students’ Admission

Varsities Want To Be in Charge of Determining Cut-Off Points For Students’ Admission

It was agreed at the dons conference in Mombasa that Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) should be negotiated and time-bound in the first year. 

“Those negotiated outside the timelines should be considered as null and void,” the university managers said further in their report.

The conference agreed that the government should establish structures for student placement at the end of their training in the future.

The managers also want universities to be in charge of determining cut-off points for students admitted to their institutions.

They also want the policy changed so that only needy students receive funding. According to the report, this will allow VCs to raise enough funds to run their universities more smoothly from those willing to pay fees.

Mr Nabukwesi noted that, while Kenya ranks highly in market sophistication, business sophistication, knowledge and technology outputs, and creative outputs, the country lags behind in other critical areas such as human capital, research, and associated infrastructure.

To build on previous achievements, Nabukwesi believes Kenya should prioritize university education reform and the establishment of an independent, well-resourced research, innovation, and technology agency.

“Kenya also needs to continuously address international commitments which include the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA) 2024, and the African Development Agenda 2063,” said Nabukwesi.

He stated that the large number of young people entering the labor market has had a significant impact on both demand and supply in the labor market.

“Universities need quality human resources as well as teaching and research infrastructure. There are, however, fewer courses in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in the universities which should not be the case in the ever-changing world of technology,” said the PS.

He urged universities to address the low enrollment of students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics courses. “I’d also like to point out that some universities do not have enough qualified lecturers to teach STEM courses.” This needs to be reconsidered as we work to move our country forward.”

Varsities Want To Be in Charge of Determining Cut-Off Points For Students’ Admission

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