Wetang’ula Defends Educational Reforms
Wetang’ula Defends Educational Reforms. Education reforms are intended to benefit students at both public and private institutions, with the goal of exposing Kenyan students to the global market, according to National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula.
Wetang’ula stated during the 23rd graduation ceremony at Mount Kenya University (MKU) that the lie propagated by some that the changes are aimed at destroying the private sector is false.
“The government will support both private and public institutions as the Presidential Working Party on Education Reform recommends,” he stated.
Prof Raphael Munavu’s Education Task Force has made a slew of proposals targeted at overhauling the education system from pre-primary to university levels.
According to Julius Melly, Chairman of the Parliamentary Education Committee, the reforms, particularly in university education, will raise it to international standards without prejudice.
Prof Simon Gicharu, Chairman of the MKU, praised the revisions, stating that they will boost productivity in research and innovation.
“It will also focus on improving university international rankings, exempting universities from scholarly research and innovation levies, institutionalizing university-industry linkages, and funding for higher education,” Gicharu explained.
During the ceremony yesterday, 6,108 students received various degrees, including 15 PhDs. Karim Khan, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, was given an honorary degree.