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Daily Nation : February 5th 2014
DAILY NATION Wednesday February 5, 2014 cuts will not be recognised during employment CHRONOLOGY Over 36 institutions offer training Chartered Private Universities These are universities that have met the set standards for full university accreditation status. 1. University of Eastern Africa, Baraton - 1991 2. Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) - 1992 3. Scott Theological College - 1992 4. Daystar University - 1994 5. United States International University - 1999 6. Africa Nazarene University - 2002 7. Kenya Methodist University - 2006 8. St. Paul’s University - 2007 9. Pan Africa Christian University - 2008 10. Strathmore University - 2008 11. Kabarak University - 2008 12. Mount Kenya University - 2011 13. Africa International University - 2011 14. Kenya Highlands Evangelical University - 2011 15. Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) - 2012 16. KCA University, 2013 17. Adventist University of Africa, 2013 FILE | NATION Former Education minister Sam Ongeri (left) with then PS James ole Kiyiapi (centre) and Secretary George Godia release the 2011 KCSE results. Private universities have devised ways to admit Form Four graduates with low grades. Private University Constituent Colleges 1. Hekima University College (CUEA) 2. Tangaza University College (CUEA) 3. Marist International University College (CUEA) 4. Regina Pacis University College (CUEA) 5. Uzima University College (CUEA) Private Universities with Letter of Interim Authority (LIA) The universities operating with Letters of Interim Authority (LIA) from CUE receive guidance and direction to continue developing resources and facilities towards full university accreditation (Award of Charter)/status. They are allowed to admit students for the approved programmes. The universities in these categories are: 1. Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology -2002 2. Aga Khan University - 2002 3. Gretsa University - 2006 4. UMMA University - 2013 5. Presbyterian University of East Africa - 2008 6. Adventist University - 2009 7. Inoorero University - 2009 8. The East African University - 2010 9 GENCO University - 2010 10. Management University of Africa - 2011 11. Riara University - 2012 12. Pioneer International University - 2012 Registered Private Universities These came into existence before the establishment of the Commission for Higher Education in 1985 which has since transformed to Commission for University Education (CUE 2012). They are at various stages of development of resources and facilities for full university accreditation (Award of charter). 1. Nairobi International School of Theology 2. East Africa School of Theology (Source: Commission for Higher Education website) LOCKWOOD GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL PO Box 2986-20100, NAKURU TEL: 0728 969984, NAIROBI OFFICE-Windsor House University Way,2nd flr Tel 0202226607 Website:www.lockwoodghs.ac.ke/ Email: email@example.com. Located at Nkr/Nrb highway 13 KM from Nakuru town adjacent Greensteds International School. FORM 1 2014 INTAKE ONGOING Colleges deny offering places to students with poor marks BY GRIFFINS OMWENGA firstname.lastname@example.org SAMWEL BORN MAINA @Bornmaina email@example.com P rivate universities have defended their admission criteria even after the Na- tion established that there were flaws in the system. National Association of Private Universities of Kenya chairman Simon Gicharu instead said members were offering quality learning because they admitted fewer students. However, he urged the Commission for University Education to move fast and stop students with low grades from being admitted. “If that grade (C-) is allowed to enter into an undergraduate class, then the quality of education in the country is under threat,” he said. The Mt Kenya University chairman in defence said the institutions offered maximum individual attention to students which was a boost for the learners. He denied that applicants with a C- and above were gaining admission to the universities, in particular Mt Kenya University. “Only when you have a C (plain) and a diploma, will you join a university,” he said, although the Nation established otherwise. Recently, the Federation of Kenya Employers raised the alarm saying local graduates, FILE | NATION Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls students celebrate the school’s good performance in 2011. Private universities have defended their admission criteria, saying they did not admit learners with low grades. some holding masters degrees, were not creative at work or lacked diligence. “We are questioning the qual- ity of education offered in our universities, most graduates we hire do not have skills in their areas of study to help them compete in the workplace,” executive director Jacqueline Mugo said. In Nairobi’s city centre for in- stance, university or campuses can be seen in different buildings. Admission takes a short time and students can enrol for daytime or evening classes. FKE noted that some stu- dents were not prepared to undertake degree courses. Ms Mugo said that students who did not make the cut for direct university admission, should undertake other preparatory academic programmes like certificates and diplomas so as to prepare them for university degrees. “That is why we have an in- creasing number of graduates who cannot stand to defend their papers because they have only been pushed through a level of education that is superior to their mental faculties,” said the FKE boss. FKE, she added, supported the CUE on the minimum requirements, saying that several universities had different academic programmes that couldn’t adequately be used to measure academic qualifications as efficiently as high school grades. HIGHER EDUCATION National News 11 SCIENCE LAB .• A Boarding Girls High School offering 8-4-4 system of Education with modern Facilities. • Best improved school in the District. • Best girl winner in 2012 KCSE in the District. • Regular participants in Science Congress. • Bench marking with Top National Schools • District Basketball Champions • 4th overall in National Swimming Championships held in 2013. • National Music & Drama Finalists 3 years in a row. • Free Educational Tour to Lake Nakuru National Park for new Form One Students. SCHOOL FEES KSHS. 45,000/= PER TERM. Few Vacancies Forms I, II, & III CALL OR APPLY ONLINE NOW!!!
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