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We refer to recent media reports on intended closure of some Universities, including The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Our University was audited by the Commission for University Education (CUE) last year (2017) in January, September and December. The first audit was a general quality audit targeting all Universities in Kenya and was requested by the Ministry of Education. The September audit was impromptu following reports and complaints received by CUE, while the December audit was for regular recertification. The recent reports covered by the Media may have arisen from the September audit.

The Catholic University is implementing a turn around strategy that involves restructuring and rationalisation of its administration staff and other resources aimed at ensuring sound financial operations. Further clarification may be shared as follows:

  1. The University’s Board of Trustees (BoT) and Council are actively involved in implementing this turnaround strategy. This includes BoT’s approval and direction with regard to bailing out the University to ensure the debt-burden, arising from infrastructural investments, is reduced to manageable levels; this is ongoing.
  2. We have restructured and rationalised staff numbers to enhance efficiency, productivity and also to improve the quality of services. The staff ratio of teaching to non-teaching at 2:1 has been realized which is consistent with CUE’s requirements.
  3. From the December Audit, the Commission did appreciate that “the University has governance structures that are aligned to the Universities Act No. 42 of 2012 Revised Edition 2016 (2015)”.
  4. The Commission (in the September audit) did also appreciate that the turnaround strategy was working as they observed a reduction in our debts.
  5. The University was selected by the AAU-EU for the African Quality Rating Mechanism audit, and CUEA was found to be credible and delivering quality service.

We assure all our stakeholders that CUEA is doing all that is needed to remain in operation as a chartered University.

Prof. Justus MBAE,


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The program supports research sabbaticals for mathematicians from African developing countries employed in African to travel to an Internationally known mathematical centre of excellence/ university worldwide for collaborative research.
Next Deadlines:
  • February 1, 2018 (Decisions will be made by March 30, 2018)
  • June 1, 2018 (Decisions will be made by July 30, 2018)
  • October 1, 2018 (Decisions will be made by November 30, 2018)

The grant under this scheme will cover up to 5000 USD:

  1. Travel costs
    1. from the place of work of the applicant to that of the host to the extent of economy class airfare.  
    2. (Public) transport (surface transport by rail or bus between the nearest city where the airport is located and the headquarters of the candidate or the city/town where the host institution is located, if necessary). Maximum four (4) Taxi fares (on submission of receipts) may be allowed to travel between the home and the airport/railway station (upon arrival and departure).
    3. In case the applicant has to stay in a hotel before departure or upon arrival, this needs to be mentioned in the budget details. Maximum one (1) night (both arrival and departure) can be paid from the grant.
  2. Visa fees
  3. Travel insurance charges 
  4. Basic living cost  (daily allowance based on living cost of the visiting country/city, this amount includes the cost for public transport and all other living costs).
  5. Accommodation cost in the host country
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