Lecturers will now be employed on contract-basis if the move by the Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiangi is implemented.
According to Dr. Matiangi, lecturers will be required to sign performance contracts in a move that aims at promoting quality education in the country.
Kenyans welcomed the move stating that it will be a great step towards providing value for money as students pay dearly and end up being issued with handouts by their lecturers thus eroding the quality of education.
“Employing lecturers on a contract basis will be a game changer. Their salaries will be made favorable but they will be demanded to deliver not just issue handouts and assume they’ve taught. Performance Evaluation from Students should also be taken seriously,” Marvin Gakunyi posted on his Twitter Handle.
“This will help the ailing education quality in most of these universities. They’ll now have to work as per the contracts,” another Twitterati posted on his Twitter handle.
“Students suffer most, they have pay fees, rent and all necessities to be in school and no learning going on.”
However, some Kenyans took issue with the way Matiangi is handling the education ministry.
“Dear Matiangi, you don’t wake up and set rules like this your family. Even at Family level, you need to discuss with your wife. You are headed in the wrong direction,” one of the dissenting voices on Twitter posted.
This comes even as the lecturers’ strike is set to enter into its third week.