Wonders will never end, Caroline Mutoko, the famous radio queen has trashed the achievements of retiring Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor Olive Mugenda. Caroline claims Mugenda was driven only by capitalistic greed and no educational value Mugenda has contributed to our beautiful country.
When Professor Mugenda assumed office, Kenyatta University did not have structures like the structures in the compound right now. Kenyatta University which hosted Barack Obama last year is currently constructing one of the biggest children hospitals in Africa.
With over 70,000 students Kenyatta University is one of the largest public universities in Kenya.
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Why should a lecturer teach a class of 300 students in Chemistry and call it development? In JKUAT a class has a maximum of 60 students. Why should we make KU a market place and call it development. Tell me which journal is published by KU? Which educational conference preceding has KU hosted under Madam. KU is an educational institution and its chief trade should be on education, not building Unicities, buying hotels at the coast, and starting secular TV stations for the sake of making money. Even MKU had an international conference recently. If an institution is involved in research work it will get lots of funds from donors. Yes, Stanford has a TV station, but is purely for academic purposes in what is called the MOOCs. KU is offering everything including Agriculture, yet it does not have any land under agriculture! Aren’t we wasting our sons and daughters? I hope the next VC at KU will restore the learning culture, not the buildings culture.
Oxford has less fancy buildings than KU but offers one of the best in research and education
Why have many buildings and overlapping courses without enough lecturers and zero publications? I’d rather have students get quality education under trees. Why issue people with PhDs just to fill up numbers?
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