The Commission for University Education (CUE) has published the number of programs that they have accredited each University. MKU has received a nod to offer 61 programs, it should be noted that the CUE did not reject or fail to approve any MKU Program as published in Standard Newspaper dated 18th February, 2019.
Mount Kenya University has been given approval to have a cumulative enrolment capacity of 4,895 slots.
CUE is supposed to approve all the academic programmes taught in local universities.
Of concern to CUE which is the regulating body; is that there are students already studying unapproved programmes who might now be forced to discontinue their studies due to mistakes that are not of their own making. For those who might have finished studying these “useless” programmes, it means their academic papers won’t be recognised by prospective employers and therefore end up jobless.
The shock findings emerged after the CUE audited universities last year in readiness for the 2019 placement.
The report shows that all the public and private universities declared available capacity of 163,925 for the various courses but after a rigorous assessment on their capacities, only 134,075 were approved.