Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Campuses set for closure given one year reprieve

27 January 2016, 20:49

Nairobi - 12 University campuses that had been due for closure due to poor standards of learning have been given a one year ultimatum to shape up.

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i said the decision was reached after meetings with the governing councils of the affected universities and the Commission for University Education, The Daily Nation reported.

The Kisii University College was the most affected, with upto 10 of its campuses due for closure.

"We have reached consensus that there are fundamental issues on the governance and management of Kisii University," the CS said in a statement on Wednesday.

"We noted that the university’s rapid expansion is at the altar of quality teaching and learning, which is unacceptable and must be corrected,." he added.

Matiang'i said a six-step plan will be instituted following the governing council's request for more time to put its house in order.

The Star further reported that  the universities had however been given only 14 days to hand over a one year plan for the development of their various courses for the coming year.

"The governing council will, within the next 14 days, develop a twelve-month road map for addressing the identified challenges," he said.

Read alsoShock as seven-year-old boy kills friend during playtime

The CS said the university does not have enough lecturers but that some lacked appointment letters while others had questionable qualifications.

He said matters that will be addressed include the recruitment and retention of quality lecturers, and the development of quality facilities and library resources in campuses.

The council was further asked to consider merging and/ closing some of the campuses and transferring students to accredited institutions.

Those affected inlcude Kisii University’s 10 campuses in Eldoret, Eldama Ravine, Nyamira, Kabarnet, Migori, Ogembo, Keroka, Kehancha, Kapenguria and Isebania, Laikipia University’s Nyahururu campus and Kabarak University’s Nairobi campus.

Students of Kisii University had demonstrated over the planned closure, News24 reported, calling on the CS to look for an easier way out of the situation.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

- News24


Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
4 ways to handle your cheating ma...

He is cheating. How do you handle him?

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Why do men choose second wives?

Why do men choose to have second wives?

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Wizkid set for twin Kenyan shows

Wizkid is back in Kenya. For two shows.

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Udada women's festival begins in ...

The Udada women's festival has arrived in Nairobi.

Submitted by
Uhuru pardons 2747 death row conv...

President Uhuru Kenyatta has pardoned a number of death row convicts, sending them to life sentences instead. Read more...

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
WATCH: Kaka Sungura arrested in t...

Was Kaka Sungura arrested in town?