Universities told to increase postgraduate numbers

Public and private universities in Kenya must ensure that 25% of their students are at postgraduate level if the country is to achieve Vision 2030, writes Rawlings Otieno for the Standard Digital.

Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi said plans were underway to empower universities to churn out at least 1,000 PhD graduates to make the country competitive in human resource development. He urged universities to review their academic programmes every five years to avoid being labelled dinosaurs as well as remain relevant in the job market.

He also observed that Kenya requires Sh100 billion (US$1.1 billion) to establish a national research system that will meet its socio-economic and industrial needs.
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