Reaction of lecturers to proposal to privatize public university
Reaction of lecturers to proposal to privatize public university. According to Charles Mukhwaya, secretary general of the Kenya Universities Staff Union, the union is opposed to the action and thinks it is inappropriate. Because it would severely hamper operations at our institutions, Mukhwaya stated, “We reject the idea of privatization public colleges.” Education will become more expensive and less accessible, according to Mukhwaya, as a result of the planned privatization.
As part of the proposed privatization of state enterprises, Mukhwaya remarked, “We demand that the government exclude universities from this plan.”
The country’s universities ought to be privatized, according to Moses Kuria, the CS for commerce and investment, who made that statement two weeks ago.
Kuria claimed that he is in discussions with investors about partnering with colleges to improve them.
“I’m in conversation with foreign investors who are eager and willing to collaborate with our colleges to privatize some of the universities. I’m not saying everything, he added.
The plan to privatize public colleges, according to university academic staff union secretary general Constantine Wasonga, will turn education into a privilege for the wealthy.
Wasonga criticized the government for giving the plan priority, claiming that Kenyans could not afford it.
The key justification, according to Wasonga, is that if universities are privatized, what will happen to Kenyans who are unable to pay for them?