Prof Magoha George has appointed four members to the Commission for University Education (CUE). The Education CS gazetted the appointments last week.
The four include Prof. Anne Muigai, a JKUAT don whose tenure had come to an end this year. Prof. Muigai is a Professor of Genetics in the JKUAT Botany Department. She has over 19 years’ experience in molecular population genetics and also holds a doctorate degree in Population Genetics and Molecular Biology.
Also appointed by the CS are Dr. Elizabeth Muli, Eng. David Onyango and Ms. Lucy Kambuni. They will serve for a period of three years effective from August 7th 2020.
Dr. Muli will represent the Private universities in the Commission. She is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi School of Law and also the Chairperson of the
Commercial Law Department. She has taught law for twenty years at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The commissioners were first appointed to the same positions in April 12, 2017 and their term had ended on April 2020.
Prof Magoha Re-appoints Prof Chacha as Chair
Prof Magoha also appointed representatives of different institutions to the commission which will continue to be chaired by Prof Chacha Nyaiggoti-Chacha.
Other Board members will include Principal Secretary for University Education and Research Amb. Simon Nabukwesi and Principal Secretary-National Treasury Dr.Julius Muia.
Mr. Victor Momanyi a Representative of Inspector, General (Corporations) is also in the list alongside the Chief executive officer Prof. Mwenda Ntarangwi.
The chair Prof. Chacha has in the past served as an executive secretary of the Inter-University Council for East Africa and as CEO of the Higher Education Loans Board a position now held by Dr Charles Ringera.
In the new appointments Isaac Gathirwa, a CUE staff will now be a Kenya National Qualification and Framework Authority (KNQA) Council member. Mr. Gathirwa is an Advocate of the High Court and is currently the Head of Legal and Enforcement Department at the Commission.
CUE regulates and assures quality university education by setting standards and monitoring compliance to achieve global competitiveness in Kenya. Furthermore, it regulates and accredits universities and programmes.