Kenyans.co.ke can now reveal some of the campuses closed down by the government over the reduction of students admitted to them.
In 2018, the government, through the Ministry of Education and the Commission of University Education (CUE), commenced on a crackdown and closed down some 57 campuses after they failed to meet accreditation requirements.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, a representative from CUE confirmed that the state had unleashed a crackdown and that some of the most hit universities include Laikipia and Moi. Laikipia had six of its campuses shut down while Moi had three.
While speaking during the release of 2019 University results, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha promised that the rationalisation of universities would continue until they were fully utilised.
“We will rationalise academic programmes and institutions in Kenya with a view to ensure full potential of the existing universities and campuses.
"If possible, existing universities and campuses can be consolidated for maximum utilisation,” stated Magoha.
His statement was echoed by CUE CEO Mwenda Ntarangwi explaining that the crackdown would be carried on until standards in the higher education sector were up again.
Below is a list of all the universities closed by the government.
1. Moi University Kericho Campus
2. Moi University Mombasa Campus
3. Moi University Nakuru Campus
4. Laikipia University Embu Campus
5. Laikipia University Nyahururu Campus
6. Laikipia University Upper Hill Campus
7. Laikipia University Naivasha Campus
8. Laikipia University Nakuru Campus
9. Laikipia University Eldoret Campus
10. JKUAT Kisumu Campus
11. JKUAT Westlands Campus
12. Kenya Methodist University Nakuru Campus
13. Kenya Methodist University Nyeri Campus
14. Catholic University of East Africa Kisumu Campus
15. Catholic University of East Africa Nairobi CBD Campus
16. University of Baraton Eldoret Campus
17. University of Baraton Nairobi Campus
18. Cooperative University Meru Campus
19. Kabarak University Nairobi Campus
20. South Eastern Kenya University Nairobi Campus
21. Masinde Muliro University Nairobi Campus
22. Mount Kenya University Kabarnet Campus
23. Egerton University Kabarnet Campus
24. Maseno University Homa Bay Campus
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