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Varsities requested dismissal of non-essential personnel


You have been asked to universities that consider dismissing part of their non-critical staff as funding has decreased.

The university education was also carried out. He noted on Friday that the number of students in parallel programs had drastically decreased, hence the need for a review of strategies to survive.

"You have to survive … that requires bold decisions," said Professor Suda at the Nairobi Safari Park hotel during a meeting of university administrators and members of the education committee of the National Assembly.

The chairman of the education committee, Julius Melly, asked the universities to put the available resources available and use appropriate research.

In October 2018, several public universities faced a financial crisis following the government's decision to reduce funding to 31 inst. tions per billion Sh1.

Some were unable to pay staff salaries and pensions.

Multimedia University, Kenyatta University and Cooperative University of Kenya are among the institutions most affected by funding cuts, according to Auditor General Edward Ouko in a report presented at the National Assembly

. the same month, vice president William Ruto announced that universities would receive funds based on research innovation and the quality of their graduates, in an attempt to encourage them to offer relevant courses.

Meanwhile, in terms of courses, the University Education Commission (CUE) has given a lifeline to more than 10,000 students who are said to have enrolled in illegal courses after he declared that the programs were valid.

There was alarm after a report from the Universities of Kenya and Colleges c The Entral Placement Service said that the CUE had not approved the courses and that, therefore, they were not valid.

The courses include bachelor's degrees in geography, political science, community development, development and policy studies and counseling psychology.

In April of last year, the parallel program, which had been the main source of income for public universities since 1999, was ready for a major overhaul when the government intervened to streamline education.

The Secretary of the Cabinet of Education, Amina Mohamed, commissioned an interministerial working group to investigate education systems and the provision of services in universities.

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