The Principal Secretary in the State Department for University Education Prof Collette Suda has commended the Aga Khan University for making it to the top 11 universities that have complied with the requirement to support research.
Kenya has more than 70 universities.
The PS noted that the university has allocated 13.9 per cent of its annual budget for research, way above the two per cent requirement set by the Commission for University Education.
The PS was addressing graduands during the institutions 13th Convocation ceremony in Nairobi on Monday.
She said the university which is renowned for medical, nursing, teacher education, research and public service in the developing world fits well within the government’s development strategy as espoused in Vision 2030.
“The Government supports public-private partnerships as it enables the delivery of new infrastructural and development programmes,” she said, adding that they will continue to support the initiative.
She observed that the Ministry is undertaking curriculum reforms to improve the quality of education in the country. Also present during the occasion was the Aga Khan University President Firoz Rasul.