CS Magoha Appoints Prof. Mike Kuria As New CEO Of CUE

The appointment will take effect from September 5, 2022, and will run for five years, subject to renewal.

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has appointed Prof. Mike Kuria as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Commission for University Education (CUE).

Kuria will succeed current CEO Mwenda Ntarangwi, whose term ends on September 4, according to a statement by CUE Chair Chacha Nyaigotti.

The appointment will take effect from September 5, 2022, and will run for five years, subject to renewal.

“In a letter dated July 14, 2022, the CS informed Prof. Kuria that he would serve as the Commission’s secretary and Chief Executive Officer for five years renewable once starting September 5, 2022,” the commission’s press statement read in part.

According to a notice by CUE, 15 candidates were shortlisted from a list of 49 who submitted their applications.

Kuria will be expected to regulate, oversee university education in the country and contribute to university education initiatives.

“Prof Kuria is a multi-skilled and versatile leader and academic with extensive experience and expertise in quality assurance in higher education in Kenya and beyond,” the commission said.

The new director of CUE previously served as Daystar University’s Director, Centre for Quality Assurance, a position he held for ten years.

In 2012, he also served as the inaugural Secretary-General of the East African Quality Assurance Network.

He was recruited by the IUCEA in 2016 to serve as the deputy executive secretary.