President Awards Charter to KCA University
President Mwai Kibaki has awarded Charter to KCA University making it a fully fledged university. President urged KCA University among other institutions that were awarded Charter on 1st March 2013, to offer courses that would help achieve Vision 2030.
The President said: “I call upon the universities to develop programs that will equip graduates with relevant skills and knowledge to participate in nation building.”The President pointed out that the institutions of higher learning must benchmark with the best universities not only in the country but also globally in order to ensure that they remain relevant and globally competitive and contribute to the national development.
Higher Education Minister Margaret Kamar said the increase in the number of universities would allow more students access to higher education .“This will give our children more chances to study up to university level,” the minister said.
The University Act was among the last pieces of legislation passed by Parliament.The new Universities Act 2012, has provided for a robust environment and equal playing field for quality assurance and accreditation of university education in the country. Prof Kamar said the Act would guard against sub-standard courses as it established “necessary institutions that will help in ensuring provision of quality and relevant programs.
KCA University Chancellor Prof. Arthur Eshiwani who spoke on behalf of Private Universities, urged both public and private universities to work together as required by the new university act. He also thanked the President for steering the country for the last 10 years.
Chartering at a Glance