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Kenya: Calls for more universities

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The Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology is calling upon the private investors to build and establish private universities to help absorb the expected number of candidates that will be leaving form four in the year 2015.

Speaking in Meru, Minister Margaret Kamar said the government will offer tax exemptions on imports of building and learning materials to those willing to establish such institutions.

“We welcome the private sector to engage in investing by establishing new private universities to help ease the demand for university training and produce enough human resource for helping the country to achieve vision 2030. The government will offer tax exemptions for those willing to build and establish universities”, she said.

She added that the higher education sector needs to be prepared for the coming of the students that were introduced at the free primary education and subsidized secondary education and day school.

The minister added that they have prepared and presented three documents waiting to be tabled in parliament which include the universities bill, science and innovations bill and the Tivet bill which will cover the vocational and technical education and training.

“The universities bill has all previous acts of parliament that were in operation repealed and only one bill will be used to administer in all private and public universities and which will in turn be run under individual charters”, said Kamar.She added that the bill will be harmonized in line with the new constitution to avoid conflicts during the implementation.

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