Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has put on hold any setting up of new public universities.
According to the CS who spoke during a forum on University Education, it is important to pump the breaks on opening too many universities teaching the same thing.
“Why do you have to duplicate courses? Where this university is doing law, the other is doing the same. We cannot establish new universities that will only duplicate courses offered in existing ones,” the bullish cabinet secretary noted.
“I have received requests to increase the number of universities… you must apply the breaks,” he said, adding that there already exists too many institutions which are not sustainable.
Prof Magoha also told the vice chancellors that the government will not support such projects any longer.
“Stop dreaming and thinking that the government is going to give you money. It will not,” he continued.
Lat month Prof Magoha raised alarm over irrelevant university courses offered prompting the ministry to order for the review of the university curriculum to do away with such courses, adding that universities must be market oriented.
“I might be forced to shut some public universities this year and send some lecturers home. We cannot continue having irrelevant courses in our institutions that no single student has chosen for years,” Magoha.