MKU Lecturer Calls for the Overhaul of University Curriculum to Improve Quality of Graduates

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University lecturer has said majority of university graduates are unable to compete favourably in the job market because they lack soft skills.

Mount Kenya University deputy vice chancellor in-charge of campuses Prof Evans Kerosi said there is a big gap between university courses and market needs. He said something needs to be done to reverse the situation.

Kerosi said there is need to overhaul Kenya’s universities curriculum to achieve quality.

“The type of curriculum and training offered in our universities does not equip students with proper skills needed in the job market. There is need to review the mode of delivery,” Kerosi said.

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Addressing students at the university’s Kisii Campus yesterday, he said industrial attachment should be part of the curriculum because it will help many students acquire the necessary skills.

He said Mt Kenya University has started the institutes of capacity building to add soft skills to the students who graduate from the institution.

Kerosi said the institutes offers courses that gives students a proper understanding on their various disciplines. Kerosi told students to be innovative to create jobs instead of being job seekers.

University director Prof Constantine Nyamboga not to wait to be spoon fed by lecturers but be carrying out their own research. The university, said Kerosi has started and institute of geothermal and energy resources in Lodwar for training students.

“The university is determined to setting the project even though it is expensive to have students train there. It will be the first of its kind in the country.

Nyamboga told the students to hold high moral standards as they endeavour in achieving their goals.




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