Step to be taken by gov't over universities offering useless courses

Fate of certain students hang in the balance over unapproved courses

CUE chief executive officer Mwenda Ntarangwi during a past interview

The Commission for University Education on Tuesday stated that it will collaborate with universities to resolve the case of unapproved courses in some of the institutions.

The education authority through the chief executive Mwenda Ntarangwi, pointed out that students within the unauthorized degree programmes don’t have to worry.

Ntarangwi explained that the units had not been given the go ahead due to some documents not having been submitted.

“Some were not submitted to CUE and in others we used feedback received from universities about their capacities.

“We used our standards and calculated capacities for programmes against the information the universities declared,” remarked Ntarangwi.

CUE rejects 133 courses in certain universities

This comes after several universities on Wednesday were reported to have been offering unapproved courses.

A total of 133 courses that had an entry capacity of 10,000, had been stated to have been rejected by CUE.

The universities named were: Tom Mboya University College which had 25, Garissa University and Alupe University that had 10 while the Great Lakes University of Kisumu had eight.

Kenya Highlands Evangelical University had seven courses rejected by the university regulator while University of Embu, Lukenya University and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology had six rejected courses each.

An audit done by CUE had showed how universities had misinterpreted certain aspects such as capacity which included both teaching staff and resources, in a bid to get money from big a massive enrollment.

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