Why Kenyan students could be stopped from joining these 3 Universities

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In a proposal to the CS, the commission recommends that Kenya Universities and Colleges   Central Placement Service should stop placing students to the Presbyterian University of East Africa, Kenya Methodist University and the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

The Commission also proposes the closure of the Presbyterian University of East Africa stating that the letter of interim authority issued by Matiang’i in 2007 should be revoked.

The regulator further advises CUEA and KeMU to put its operation structures in order and also ensure it is financially stable within a period of one year. Failure of doing so, the two Varsities risk having their charter abolished.

CUEA and KeMU has been marred by conflict of interest with the church and administration in wrangles.

“CUEA, Presbyterian University of East Africa and KeMU should stop engaging the service of consultants, particularly in the governance. The consultants reflect a creation of a new governance organ that has no legal basis and whose costs are sinking the institutions into more debts,” the report to the CS states.

In the event Mr. Matiang’i approves the Commission’s report, then the Presbyterian University of East Africa will start closing down.

At the same time, CUE will be tasked with ensuring students complete studies or are transferred to other institutions.

In 2017, Mr. Matiangí warned several universities against holding the interim authority for more than the stipulated time. He said that action will be taken against the institutions.

“It is an exercise I would like completed as soon as possible. Those institutions that have held letters of interim authority beyond the statutory period should be closed.You cannot hold a letter of interim authority for eight years, 10 years and you have not justified reasons why you cannot establish universities," he said.

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