Universities have been asked to align their programmes to match the requirements of the Competency-Based Curriculum.
Speaking during the 37th graduation at Jomo Kenyatta University, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha urged universities to put in measures to review their curricula.
This he said will ensure they are adequately prepared to receive CBC students who will graduate from Senior School soon.
University education and research Principal Secretary Simon Nabukwesi read the speech on behalf of Magoha.
Magoha observed that the efforts of the university to enhance research, knowledge, and learning have been hampered by inadequate financing.
He encouraged universities to continue developing innovative approaches to leverage resources.
“Through innovations, the university can be a powerful engine for change and transformation of the nation, “ Magoha said.
Magoha further noted that there is a need to appreciate that Government resources are also severely constrained.
He added that despite financial constraints, priority should be ensuring that academic standards are not compromised.
The CS further noted that the financial difficulties being experienced by the Universities have been exacerbated by increased admissions.
While delivering the speech on behalf of the CS, Nabukwesi said the Ministry is concerned about cases of unrest among students and staff in institutions of higher learning.
Nabukwesi noted that the cases often cause disruption of programmes and unwarranted damage to property.
JKUAT held its 37th graduation ceremony on Friday with a total of 5,171 graduates being awarded Diplomas and conferred with various degrees.
Among the graduates, 85 received doctorates,643 Masters, 3,567 Bachelors, and 876 were awarded diplomas and certificates.
The graduation was a joint ceremony between JKUAT and the 7th graduation for the Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, technology, and Innovation (PAUSTI).
PAUSTI prides itself as a postgraduate hub of research and innovation.