Why universities are calling for curriculum change and parent involvement in managing students

Universities: University Vice-chancellors are calling for a review of the higher education system to have parents involved more in managing students

The chair of the universities’ vice chancellors committee and South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU), Prof. Geoffrey Muluvi, said that students were struggling to adapt to the excess freedom that comes with campus life.

He argued that the students needed guidance from parents to ensure their stay in school is indeed successful.

Parent involvement in the progress of students is in line with the review of the education system being done by the CBC task force.

“Universities assume these youngsters are adults who can manage themselves while in fact many are struggling to make the necessary social adjustments,” he stated.

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Professor Muluvi also called on the change of curriculum offered to students pursuing diplomas and degrees in education. This is to equip them in teaching CBC in junior secondary schools.

Muluvi opined that the universities were channeling out teachers who were struggling to handle CBC.

“Our graduates who are getting out of campus should be CBC compliant so that when they go to teach in the secondary schools, they are not lost,” he stated.

Other proposed changes included increased funding by stakeholders that could see parents and students paying more for fees.

“We need to see how we can finance university education so that the stakeholders can contribute more so that we provide quality education,” he stated.

This move has been refuted largely by student councils from various campuses who have appealed to the University Fund Board (UFB)

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