Universities directed to furnish ministry with statutes

Education CS Amina Mohamed has asked Public Universities to align their respective statutes to the University Act 2012 as amended in 2016.

Amb Mohamed expressed concern that some public universities had not harmonised their statutes with the Act while others had not gazetted their amended Statutes as required by the laws.

This is contained in a Circular, dated January 15, 2019 to chairpersons of Public University Councils and Vice Chancellors of Public Universities and signed by Amb Mohamed.

“This is a legal risk that requires urgent attention,” the Cabinet Secretary notes, saying each University should immediately furnish her office on the status of the statutes in respect to the Act.

“All University Councils should ensure that they comply with Section(1a) of the Universities Act which requires that they approve the Statutes and cause them to be published in the Kenya Gazette,” the Circular reads.

The Circular has been copied to the Chief Administrative Secretary and Principal Secretary for University Education and Research, Prof. Collette Suda and the Attorney General, Justice Paul Kariuki.


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