Egerton Uni Forced To Scrap Eight Degree Courses Amid Cash Crunch

March 1, 2023

Egerton University has revealed plans to discontinue eight degree programs that have not been attracting students to the institution.

Vice-chancellor Prof Isaac Kibwage announced the plan during a meeting with staff on Tuesday.

“As part of reorganising the institution we are scrapping some eight degree courses that have failed to attract enough students to sustain them despite having hired lecturers for them,” said Prof Kibwage.

The VC said the move will also improve the financial stability of the cash-strapped institution.

“The university has identified the eight degree programs which we intend to scrap. Lecturers and staff in those departments will unfortunately have to exit,” Prof Kibwage added.

The VC mentioned that the eight degree courses have not been attracting a quorum of 15 students in the last five years.

The courses include; Bachelor of Industrial Technology, Bachelor Of Science (Dairy Technology and Management), Bachelor Of Science (Wildlife management and enterprise), Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering, Bachelor Of Science (soil, environment and land use management), Bachelor Of Science (Integrated forest resource management), Bachelor Of Science (dairy land resources management) and Bachelor Of Science( in applied aquatic science).

Prof Kibwage also announced that the university will declare more staff redundant to remain afloat.

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