RE: “Need to keep quality even as varsities expand” (The New Times, April 25).
A very good analysis. Everything you mentioned is absolutely correct. For me, I will go a step further and apportion the blame for the issues you have discussed. All of them can be blamed on education council who did not go a very good while setting up standards that any organization, investors…, should comply with prior to opening higher education institutions.
Lack of such standards cannot only lower education standards of a country (no time to elaborate) but can also be very dangerous in some cases.
Allow me to use medical schools as an example. In Western countries, where they have the best education systems producing the best doctors on the planets, thousands of patients die every year due to doctors’ errors. If that can happen in countries with the best standards, can you imagine how many patients in Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and others on the continent will die, this time due to inferior quality education from those private medical schools?
We should all encourage the current management team at the education council to stay the course by eliminating any higher institution that is offering mediocre education to our young men and women.