Expanding higher education is highly commendable, but where are the jobs?
Posted Monday, June 11 2012 at 20:00
But to be such, they need to be fully equipped with modern libraries and laboratories, hitched on the latest information technology trends and driven by an adequate staffing capacity comprising vibrant and well-motivated lecturers and researchers and modern managers.
Can our universities, especially the newest kids on the block, be realistically said to have modern libraries that can hold a candle to any other in the world? What about laboratories and teachers?
The government is certainly doing the right thing by expanding higher education opportunities especially to cater for the thousands of Form Four leavers who fail to proceed to higher learning despite having qualified.
But it must aggressively begin to shake up the job market to give the new graduates a place to earn a decent living.
Mr Waihenya is the Chief Sub-Editor, Daily Nation (email@example.com).