Government has resulted to establishing a Programme Accreditation Consultative Committee to harmonize the accreditation of professional and technical programmes in universities.  The committee’s mandate is to address conflicts that have risen among professional bodies refusing to approve programmes that universities and colleges offer.

Government has resulted to establishing a Programme Accreditation Consultative Committee to harmonize the accreditation of professional and technical programmes in universities.  The committee’s mandate is to address conflicts that have risen among professional bodies refusing to approve programmes that universities and colleges offer.

It will also be charged with the responsibility to review imminent issues arising to programmes that have difficulties in terms of acceptability in the light of changing industry complexities. The formation of the Committee follows disagreements between professional organizations, particularly the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) and the Council of Legal Education (CLE) over the training of Engineering and Law programmes in some universities.

The Committee will comprise of the Engineers Board of Kenya, Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board, Architectural Association of Kenya, Council of Legal Education, Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians& technologist Board, Institute of Surveyors, Pharmacy and Poisons Board, Kenya Nutritionists Institute, Kenya Veterinary Board, Veterinary and Research Laboratories, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Chartered Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Other members include the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service and the Commission for University Education (CUE) which accredits Universities and programmes some of which have been source of disagreements between it and professional organizations.

Further, the Ministry of Science, Education and Technology together with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) formed the Engineering Deans Committee to tackle challenges arising from getting engineering programmes accredited for various public universities. The deans committee formed in 2015 acts as a responsive team to oversee that engineering students undertake accredited programmes from credited universities.

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