Exhibition by Kenyan universities
The Commission has a full-time Secretariat headed by the Commission Secretary who is also the Chief Executive of the Commission. He is assisted by four (4) Deputy Commission Secretaries. Each of the Deputies heads a division having departments/sections. The four divisions are:
The Secretariat consists of high caliber, professionally trained staff with experience in higher education and universities. The staff are recruited on a competitive basis.
The Commission for University Education was established by an Act of Parliament, Universities Act, No. 42 of 2012 as the successor to the Commission for Higher Education which was established under Universities Act Cap 210B of 1985. The mandate of the Commission is to ensure the maintenance of standards, quality and relevance in all aspects of university education, training and research. The Commission is a specialized government agency whose parent Ministry is the Ministry of Higher Education, Science & Technology.
It has perpetual succession and the capacity to sue and be sued and to acquire and dispose of property.
The members of the Commission for University Education are appointed as provided for under Section 6 of the Universities Act No. 42 of 2012 and consist of 9 members. Their term of office is a maximum of five (5) years and they are eligible for re-appointment. The Commission’s Chief Executive Officer is the Secretary to the Commission and is an ex official member.
The functions of the Commission for University Education (CUE) are:
Yes Bank Payments For The Services rendered by Commission for University Education can be made through the following bank details:
Commission for University Education
Kenya Commercial Bank Ltd.
Moi Avenue Branch
P.O Box 30081
Account Number: 1108031625
SWIFT CODE: KCBLKENX
The Commission executes its operations through specialist committees and the Secretariat. The Committees examine and determine specific issues and advise the Commission on the course of action to be taken. The Committees and the Secretariat engage the services of resource persons to perform specialized tasks where necessary. There are 13 committees, based on the broad activities of the Commission.
Accreditation may be generally defined as a process of quality control and assurance whereby, as a result of inspection or assessment, an institution or its programmes are recognised as meeting minimum acceptable standards.
Forms of accreditation
Subject Accreditation where the focus is on specific subject matter, whatever the programme is;
Programme Accreditation focuses on study programmes; and
Institutional Accreditation which focuses on the overall quality of an institution.
The concept of practices in Accreditation and Quality Assurance are based on two (2) main approaches namely:
Commission’s Principles of Accreditation
The Commission applies and uses the above concepts and forms of accreditation and quality assurance based on the following principles:
Key features of accreditation
It is a continuous process;
The Commission maintains an up to-date list of all institutions that are authorized to offer university level education in Kenya. See: Universities accredited to operate in Kenya.
The Commission for University Education is committed to eradicating sub-standard education providers from the system. To enable it to take action, it relies on public goodwill to relay information on an institution that appears suspect in its operations. Several institutions have been taken to court and their programmes stopped. Help us to help others- relay information about such institutions to us.
The Commission is located in Rosslyn on Redhill road off Limuru Road, 12kms from the Nairobi city centre. The Commission has this website from which members of the public are free to download information on its activities.
The Commission also organizes annual exhibitions by Kenyan Universities held in/or around March of every year. It participates in the annual Kenya Public Service Week celebrations and National Trade Fairs, in order to reach out to the public and showcase their products and services available to their target audiences.