Pursuit of popular varsity courses puts Vision 2030 in peril

St Peters Mumias Boys High School students write their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination on November 5, 2018. The Commission for University Education calls for more learner exposure in formative years to science, technology and mathematics. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • A CUE report shows that a majority of students in both bachelors and post-graduate levels are opting for arts and humanities, shunning technology and sciences.
  • World Bank observes that the trend globally is such that graduates from technical fields find employment more easily than those from the social sciences.

The Vision 2030, Kenya’s long-term economic blue print, could remain just that, a pipe dream, if the current trends in university education hold sway.

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