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New plans will reduce public universities’ autonomy
Public universities will lose their autonomy if recommendations to be presented to the higher education minister are adopted, writes Benjamin Muindi for Daily Nation.

A task force mandated with realigning higher education to the Constitution says acts of parliament establishing the seven public universities should be replaced with charters. Parliament will then enact the Universities Bill (2011), which will guide public and private universities.

This means public universities will be under greater scrutiny by the Commission of Higher Education, whose mandate will be expanded. It will be renamed the Commission of University Education, and its mandate will include drafting procedures for the establishment of new universities and monitoring quality and financing.
Full report on the Daily Nation site
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