Wanted: Urgent reforms in all public universities

University of Nairobi

The entrance to the University of Nairobi. 

Photo credit: Jeff Angote | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Most public universities are indebted to the tune of billions of shillings.
  • The restructuring of public universities should also factor in the concerns of their part-time lecturers.

Last week’s demand by trade unions for the closure of public universities is impractical and unattainable. Such demands call for careful and systematic deliberations on its impact on current and future students. It could have an adverse effect on the entire education system.

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