Education ministry set for major changes
Posted Wednesday, July 11 2012 at 23:00
The Commission for Higher Education is to be renamed Commission for University Education as contained in a raft of reforms that are set take effect in the ministry.
Minister for Higher Education Prof Margaret Kamar said requirements for those to head the commissions have been increased to the level of a professor who has at least served as a Vice chancellor at an institution for one term.
Prof Kamar also revealed that the commission will be fully empowered adding that the reforms are geared at providing quality education.
She added that the reforms are also aimed at producing human resource fully equipped with essential skills needed at the global job market.
The minister's statement comes a week after the parliamentary committee met in Naivasha to draft the reforms.
She said the Kenya Institute of Education would be changed to Kenya Curriculum Development Institute.
“The reforms are geared at streamlining the current education system in order to provide quality education. In order to achieve the vision 2030 that seeks to have the country as a middle income earner we need to revise our education system,” said Prof Kamar.