Government orders a freeze on university staff recruitment

Kenya’s Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has issued an order to freeze the recruitment of university staff across the country, writes Rosemary Onchari for Capital News.

The announcement came during his address at Kisii University, where he emphasised the ministry’s focus on core functions and the necessity of staff recruitment only when essential. “We have decided to halt all staff recruitment until we can address our current financial challenges in public universities,” stated Machogu. He further encouraged university managements to adapt to the dynamic job market and concentrate on delivering high-quality courses to students.

Machogu also reaffirmed the government’s dedication to resolving funding difficulties faced by public universities. He stressed the importance of ensuring that students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds have access to education. To this end, a formula for identifying and supporting students in need of financial assistance has been devised.
Full report on the Capital News site