This article will discuss all of the duties that are performed by the Commission for University Education (CUE). It is a legislative entity that was founded in 2012 under the Universities Act, No. 42, as the successor to the Commission for Higher Education. The statute that established it is called the Universities Act, No. 42. The agency is tasked with the responsibility of regulating the higher education system in Kenya.
Functions of the Commission For University Education (CUE).
1. It regulates university education in Kenya.
2. It approves and inspects university programmes in Kenya.
3. It recognizes and equates degrees, diplomas and certificates conferred or awarded by foreign universities and institutions in accordance with the standards and guidelines set by the commission from time to time.
4. It accredits and inspects universities in Kenya to ensure compliance.
5. It licenses any student recruitment agencies operating in Kenya and any activities by foreign institutions.
6. It monitors and evaluates the state of university education systems in relation to the national development goals.
7. It promotes, advances, publicizes and set standards relevant to the quality of university education, including the promotion and support of internationally recognized standards.
8. It develops policy for criteria and requirements for admission to universities.
9. It advises the cabinet secretary (Ministry of education) on policy relating to university education.
10. Promotes quality research and innovation in Kenyan universities.
11. It promotes the objectives of university education.