Fifty-seven public university campuses have been iced out due to the inability to meet the accreditation requirements by the Ministry of Education. This has been done in an attempt to rationalize institutions and academic potential of all the existing Kenyan universities.
This comes barely two months after CUE’s (Commission of University Education) released a report of Universities in Kenya offering useless courses. In it, some institutions were identified to be offering courses that were above their capacity.
Well, recently many Universities in Kenya satellite campuses have been closed down in the ongoing CUE and Ministry of Education crackdown to reform education in the country. List of universities in Kenya which have been closed down Moi and Laikipia Universities are among the institutions which have been hit hard in the ongoing CUE exercise.
The schools have six, and four satellite campuses closed down respectively due to students’ dwindling numbers. Below is a list of some notable campuses affected by the closure:
Laikipia University branches
Upper Hill Nairobi Campus
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Nairobi Westlands Campus
Catholic University of East Africa
Mount Kenya University
Homa Bay Campus
South Eastern Kenya University
Professor George Magoha, the new Education CS, asked universities to scrutiny themselves as his ministry was very keen on reforming higher education.
“We will rationalize academic programmes and institutions in Kenya with a view of ensuring the full potential of the existing universities and campuses. If possible, existing universities and campuses can be consolidated for maximum utilization”, He said as he was releasing University admission results in 2019. Magoha added on and said that CUE and the ministry will still freeze other campuses that do not adhere to set regulations.
He also urged all the universities to stop offering fake courses and specialize in what they were good in.
Mwenda Ntarangwi, CEO of CUE, also maintained a firm stand that the university campuses crackdown will continue to better the higher education in Kenya.
From the closure of most university campuses in Kenya, it is important for you to research farther before making any application to join the institutions. Don’t just waste your school fees and time.