Vice Chancellor’s Weekly Higher Education Digest
17 September 2018
Varsities targeted as NSSF moves to audit growing list of defaulters By Victor Raballa THE DAILY NATION
Educational institutions are on the government radar in a move aimed at ensuring they honour their social security obligations to workers. In an audit to be carried out by the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) in partnership with workers’ unions, the institutions targeted include the 31 public universities, colleges, secondary and primary schools.
KENYA: Universities feel the brunt of a market-driven agenda By Wachira Kigotho UNIVERSITY WORLD NEWS
A quarter of a century ago, Uganda’s Makerere University embarked on an academic journey hitherto undreamt of in Sub-Saharan Africa: intensive marketisation of higher education…. Dubbed by the World Bank as a quiet revolution… public universities in East Africa, almost in their entirety, adopted this model…. Now the bubble is about to burst…