The government has banned the establishment of satellite campuses by public Universities in a move aimed at protecting the integrity of higher learning in the country.
Education cabinet secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i, during a meeting with leaders of public universities to asses and review the financial and human resource status of the institutions and the implications on the quality university education in Naivasha yesterday said that they had already closed all campuses being operated by public universities outside the country.
” We have already closed the campuses that were being operated by our public universities outside the country. Two of our public universities have been operating campuses in Kigali and Arusha and we have since closed them, ” Matiang’i said.
Moreover, Matiang’i faulted public universities of taking advantage of unsuspecting students that ends up producing half bid graduates, but instead challenged them to concentrate on developing their existing campuses.
He further encouraged public universities to put enough resources in their existing campuses in the country to ensure quality higher learning education.
The Education CS also announced that in the beginning of next year no public university will be allowed to employ their staff on a permanent basis. However, he cited that institutions should hire their staff on contract basis to avoid unnecessary financial burden on the institutions.
The move by the government will be a big blow to the public universities who rely on satellite campuses to generate an extra income.