Acting Education CS Fred Matiang’i has said there is a need for substantive reforms in the higher education system terming the current one as “too intellectual”.
“When we sat down and developed vision 2030. We should have spent more time asking what education and skills we need to achieve it,” Matiangi said.
Speaking at Strathmore University on Friday, Matiangi said Kenya would not have a situation where 80 per cent of undergraduate students are in the liberal, arts and humanities.
“The beginning of this is that we are reforming the curriculum and we are answering the questions of our needs. We want training of students to be responsive to our needs,” he said.
Matiangi said the time for producing officers, black Kenyan master bosses who were meant to inherit the colonial government has come to pass.