All institutions that offer doctoral-level qualifications are about to undergo a national review in response to the concerns about quality.
Quality assurance programmes tend to ignore context - which means important elements of teaching and learning are overlooked and universities miss out on a real chance to improve their practices.
Kenya's authorities are trying to deal with declining standards at the country's public and private universities. This will require a strengthened regulatory framework and hard work from institutions.
Why are there problems with US academic accreditation, and what policies are needed to improve and assure academic quality?