Kenya has contracted Chinese tutors to lecture in Kenyan universities after striking a deal with China.
Kenya reportedly agreed to contract the Chinese specialists to share their technical skills with Kenyan students in local universities as a way of promoting the country’s economy and creating jobs for youths.
The University Education Principal Secretary Simon Nabukwesi noted that the reason Kenya accepted the deal is to encourage young Kenyans to take up more technical roles in the learning institutions.
Reports by Nation indicated the project’s pilot will start at Taita Taveta University based in Africa.
“Research has shown that this kind of expertise is lacking in East and Central Africa and also in Southern Africa,” Simon stated.
“The center that is going to be established here may serve a much wider region than just Kenya, and this is in the spirit of internationalizing our universities so that they can attract those who are interested in special programs from other countries,” he added.
Taita Taveta University Vice Chancellor Simiyu Barasa hailed the move remarking that support from the Chinese government would help Kenyans capitalize on potential things.
“Two of our lecturers are already in China working towards innovation. We are going to be more modern because of our partnerships with the experts and support from the Chinese government,” Taita University VC stated.