Following Parliament’s intervention, more than 200 Egerton University graduates who studied for an unaccredited engineering degree will be offered eight remedial courses at no cost in order to qualify to practice.
Students who have been jobless due to the Engineers Board of Kenya’s (EBK) inability to register will begin taking extra courses in September in order to qualify for registration. The affected are graduates of Bachelor of Science, Water and Environmental Engineering, which was introduced by the university in 2014. The Commission on University Education does not accredit this course (CUE).
The National Assembly’s Research and Education Committee recommended that the university begin remedial courses in two months to make up for the loss.
The committee discovered that Egerton University did not obtain the necessary approval from CUE before introducing the BSc, Water and Environmental Engineering, and that it lacked the necessary training equipment when it launched the course in 2014.
Following the completion of the remedial courses, students will be eligible to graduate with a BSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
In order to save time, the university has scheduled three special semesters for students to complete the eight courses.