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Diaspora University Gets Support From Education C.S & CUE Chairman
Diaspora University that is progressing to implementation got full support from the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education, Dr. Fred Matiang’i and the Commission of University Education Chairman Prof. Chacha Nyaigotti during a town hall meeting in Boston, MA. The Cabinet Secretary offered to do whatever he is asked to enable the university to get started saying, “I’m ready and willing to do whatever asked.”
The Cabinet Secretary also clarified the moratorium issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta. He said the moratorium was directed toward public universities not private universities. He referenced Harvard, MIT and others great universities that have resulted from private sector resources and said the private sector should be involved in university education.
The Chairman of the Commission for University Education (CUE) in Kenya, Prof. Chacha Nyaigotti was excited to see the university project that was started by the late Prof. Raphael Njoroge whom he remembered with admiration. Speaking on what is needed so the university can be established, he held out the universities act document said, “I have the new universities act with me.” He invited Dr. Endege and university development team to come start talks.
The Kenya University Project - Diaspora University Town is a project approved by Taita Taveta County whose goal is advance Kenya Constitution rights in article 43 (1) Every person has the right— (a) to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, including reproductive health care; (b) to accessible and adequate housing, and to reasonable standards of sanitation; (c) to be free from hunger, and to have adequate food of acceptable quality; (d) to clean and safe water in adequate quantities; (e) to social security; (f) to education.
The Diaspora University, that is the main project, will be started by 30 Diaspora PhDs who will work closely with WPI University to kick off a university specializing in engineering, science and technology.
Dr. Endege speaking at the event talked on the Daktari Biotechnology Company that will produce medicines and vaccines that he with other scientists are working on in laboratory in Cambridge, MA.