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Mama Ngina University to open this September despite Public Outcry over Choice of Campus’s Name

The Cabinet Secretary for Education Prof George Magoha has finally revealed that Mama Ngina University is set to officially start operating this September this year despite Kenyans expressing their displeasure at the choice of the name of the campus.

In the meantime, the Campus will be part of Kenyatta University for a few years and then start its operations by admitting 90 students.

CS Magoha revealed that the construction has been ongoing at the university since the year 2016 and had admitted students but the students have been taking their courses at Kenyatta University campuses.

While at Mutomo Primary School, CS Magoha revealed he was impressed with the progress made in completing the construction of the university. Besides, the CS revealed that a decision has already been reached to open the college this September.

“We have decided that come the new academic year in September the University will have students. From what we know, the institution is ready to admit new learners. We hope that the university will get the required assistance from Kenyatta University until it can be independent,” said CS Magoha.

Mama Ngina University will offer three programs in Environmental Studies, Hospitality, and Information and Communication and Technology (ICT).

Once the institution is fully set to operate as expected, it is going to improve the standards of education in the area as well as boost business in the area it is situated.

The CS promised to fast-track the readiness of the varsity to ensure the institution will be ready to admit new learners.

According to KU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Paul Wainaina, the college will be under the administration of a principal and that KU will constitute a Board of Management through its academic programs and examinations.

According to a Report from Kenya News Agency, the Commission of University Education has since inspected the school and that the Commission is satisfied that the institution meets the requisite standards of admitting students directly.

Prof Wainaina said that the College is now ready for accreditation, gazetting, and to be regularized before it opens its doors for learners to stream in. The KU professor assured that KU will support Mama Ngina University for about three years when he thinks the university will be able to operate on its own.

However, Prof Wainaina revealed that accommodation will not be offered in the school since accommodation facilities have not been set up yet.

“We will construct accommodation facilities in a few years to come as the number of learners increases. Investors should also seize the opportunity and construct hostels,” added the KU Vice-Chancellor.

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