Courses were scrapped for students’ own good.
University of Nairobi vice chancellor,Prof. Stephen Kiama, has defended the institution’s move to scrap off certain courses.
He stated that the Courses were scrapped for students’ own good and to help them graduate.
Reporting from the campus premises, Prof. Stephen added that scrapped courses such as HIV/ AIDS and communication skills, were nothing but a waste of time on students.
He also stated that some of this courses have cost students their graduation, because of missing marks.
Prof. Stephen said,”When those common undergraduate courses were developed there was a need, the University has been incurring high costs due to the delivery of the courses while some students have missed graduations because of missing marks in these courses.”
Some of the scrapped courses include; Communication skills, Fundamentals of Development and their Applications, Human Health, Law in Society, Environment Science, Chemistry and its Applications, Science and Technology in Development, Elements of Philosophy, and Elements of Economics and HIV/Aids.
“We recast and gave the office of the Dean of Students the mandate of teaching these soft skills and life skills through the skills centre of excellence virtually,” he added.