Kenyan Engineering Registration Board (ERB) Deny Accredition to 47 Engineering Courses in Public Universities

The fate of the students pursuing some of the engineering disciplines in Kenya, got a setback after their respective disciplines were declared null and void by the Engineering registration Board of Kenya.

This was subject to submission of the courses for accreditation mid last year by each respective universities. It came after a renewed exercise by Kenyan government to its education sector with the aim of realizing of vision 2030. 5000 engineers are needed to attain vision 2030. The board said the degrees were rejected because of their poor eminence curriculum, lack of lecturers, replication of the programmes,and lack of expert focus on the various degrees offered by this universities. The board also cited that some of the offered courses were being conducted by technicians and other less qualified staff.

List of undergraduate engineering programmes not accredited by the engineering registration board include:
  1. University of Nairobi
    • Bachelor of Science in
      Environmental and Bio-systems
      Engineering
  2. Moi University
    • Bachelor of Engineering in
      Agriculture and Bio-systems
      Engineering
    • Bachelor of Engineering in
      Manufacturing, Industrial and
      Textile Engineering
    • Bachelor of Engineering in
      Computer Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical
      Apparatus and Systems
    • Bachelor of Engineering in
      Telecommunication Engineering
  3. Kenyatta University
    • Bachelor of Science in Energy
      Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in
      Manufacturing Engineering
    • Bachelor of Water Engineering
    • Bachelor of construction
      Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Civil and
      Water Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical
      and Telecommunication
      Engineering
    • Bachelor of Mechanical and
      Energy Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in
      Computer Engineering
  4. Jomo Kenyatta University of
    Agriculture and Technology
    • Bachelor of Science in
      Telecommunication and
      Information Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in
      Electronic and Computer
      Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Materials
      and Metallurgical Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Bio-
      mechanical and Processing
      Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Soil,
      Water and Environmental
      Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Mining
      and Mineral Engineering
  5. Egerton University
    • Bachelor of Science in
      Instrumentation and Control
      Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in
      Mechanical and Manufacturing
      Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Civil and
      Environmental Engineering
    • Bachelor of Technology in Civil
      Engineering
    • Bachelor of Technology in
      Mechanical Engineering
    • Bachelor of Technology in
      Industrial Technology
    • Bachelor of Science in Water
      and Environmental Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in
      Telecommunication Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical
      and Control Engineering
  6. Kimathi University College of
    Technology
    • Bachelor of Science in
      Telecommunication and
      Information Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in
      Mechatronic Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical
      and Electronics Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Civil
      Engineering
  7. Masinde Muliro University of
    Science & Technology
    • Bachelor of Technology in
      Production Technology
    • Bachelor of Technology in
      Electrical and communication
      Engineering
    • Bachelor of Technology in Civil
      and Structural Engineering
  8. Kenya Methodist University
    • Bachelor of Technology in Civil
      Engineering
  9. University of Eastern Africa,
    Baraton
    • Bachelor of Technology in
      Automotive Engineering
  10. Daystar University
    • Bachelor of Science in Electronic
      Engineering
  11. Mombasa Polytechnic
    University College
    • Bachelor of Engineering in
      Building and Civil Engineering
    • Bachelor of Engineering in
      Mechanical Engineering
    • Bachelor of Engineering in
      Telecommunication and
      Information Engineering
    • Bachelor of Engineering in
      Electrical and electronics Eng
    • Bachelor of Engineering in
      Instrumentation and Automation
      Engineering
  12. Kenya Polytechnic University
    College
    • Bachelor of Engineering in
      Electrical and Electronics Eng
    • Bachelor of Technology in
      Electrical and Electronics Eng
With all this, then where lies the future of some of our Kenyan engineers? A traumatizing question that is in the mind of each affected Kenyan student.

Its terrible that the university should subject one to 5years of academics and huge amounts of school fees then eventually ERB refuses to register them. It instead requires them to go back to school, do a patch up course for a year and pay more so they can convert their degrees to other accredited degrees.

The universities should get its acts right and apologize to the innocent and determined students . They should go for the corrective measures to make the disciplines worthy of pursuing.

I see engineering as a dynamic field hence its not the same as it was decades ago. So dynamic it is that we even have cloud engineers in the world today. ERB should therefore be dynamic. However,engineers should be properly trained at all costs. Which is cheaper for our country? Importing Chinese expatriate engineers or hiring qualified lecturers to teach students? We should all remember that these are not only Kenyan engineers we are training but their experience will be required worldwide. Lets therefore not expose the world to risky engineers.

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  1. I assure you no one could have said it better than you.

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