The Kenya National Qualifications Authority(KNQA) is planning of a policy that will make Kenya the most popular academic country in Africa and sideline South Africa.
Among others, KNQA wants government to set up and upgrade accommodation facilities, setting out clearly defined academic calendars, and establishing international student directorates to assist learners,keep accurate records of students to ensure learners graduate and have their certificates posted to their home countries.
Eusebius Mukhwana,the KNQA CEO and director general revealed that the strategy purposes to increase Kenya’s international student base from around 5,000 to 30,000 in a period of five years.
“Universities must also provide decent and affordable accommodation to international students on a reliable basis and on a bigger scale,”Mukhwana told The PIE News.
Kenya is mostly targeting students from East Africa and its Neighbors especially Somalia, South Sudan and Tanzania, among others.
“And, there may be a need for them to come together and market their programs as a group rather than do so individually. This is what we are proposing for now and we shall start with willing universities.” he added.
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