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KNQA Wants Colleges To Review Curriculum Every 4 Years

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KNQA Wants Colleges To Review Curriculum Every 4 Years

KNQA Wants Colleges To Review Curriculum Every 4 Years
The qualifications authority wants higher education institutions to review their curriculum every four years.
This, they claim, will allow universities to produce graduates with skills that are in demand in the market.
According to Kenya National Qualifications Authority CEO Juma Mukhwana, the journey toward equality between employers and graduates is ongoing.
The CEO expressed concern about an increasing trend of skill mismatch in the employment industry.
“It’s not a one-day solution, it’s a process, a culture that we have to develop as a country to ensure that we transform and reform our curriculum every day,” Mukhwana said.
The CEO spoke on Monday at the Sankara Hotel in Nairobi during a ceremony to award a certificate of accreditation to the International Certificate of Digital Literacy.
This means that the authority will recognize ICDL qualifications in Kenya.
ICDL partner institutions include Strathmore University, Kenyatta University, and the Kenya College of Accountancy.
Mukhwana also praised the University of Nairobi for recent reforms that resulted in the abolition of several courses.
According to him, this means that the university is responding to market demands by eliminating what is no longer required.
In February, UoN scrapped 40 courses as part of the radical reforms spearheaded by vice chancellor Stephen Kiama.

KNQA Wants Colleges To Review Curriculum Every 4 Years

“Part of our work as KNQA is to keep colleges on their toes to ensure the qualifications they are churning out are relevant to the current market,” Mukhwana said.
According to the CEO, there are some jobs that do not have enough qualified applicants.
This brings us back to the courses offered at universities, which may no longer be relevant to the needs of any employer.
Damien Sullivan, CEO of the ICDL Foundation, called for the adoption of digital skills, which he said have proven to be a necessity for every citizen.
KNQA is responsible for accrediting and registering national qualifications, as well as awarding institutions, learners, and professional bodies.
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It also recognizes and equates domestic and foreign qualifications, as well as establishes standards for accreditation, assessment, and quality assurance of qualifications awarded.
The majority of the courses eliminated at UoN had not attracted students in the previous five years, while others were duplicated.
Certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorates are all available.

KNQA Wants Colleges To Review Curriculum Every 4 Years

During a Ceremony to Accredit the ICDL as a Qualifications Awarding Institution in Kenya. The ICDL Qualifications have received recognition in Kenya and will go a long way in promoting digital literacy in the country
KNQA Wants Colleges To Review Curriculum Every 4 Years

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