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Chairperson and Members of the Commission for University Education

Applications are invited from suitably qualified person to serve as Chairperson of the Commission for University Education (CUE).

The Commission for University Education, which is a body corporate, is the successor to the Commission for Higher Education established under the Universities Act, 2012.

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Requirements for Appointment

A person shall be qualified for appointment as a chairperson if such a person:

  • Holds a Doctorate degree from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • Is capable of contributing to development of University Education in Kenya;
  • Has had at least ten (10) years experience in leadership and management of public institutions or private sector organizations;
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Duration of Appointment

  • The Chairperson of the Commission shall hold office for a term not exceeding four years and shall be eligible for re-appointment for one further term.

    Terms of Service

  • The Board shall meet as often as necessary for the transaction of business but not more than four months shall elapse between the date of one meeting and that of the next meeting.
  • The chairperson may at anytime and shall upon written request by majority of the members, call a special meeting of the Board.
  • The position is non-executive.

    All shortlisted candidates shall be required to avail ORIGINALS of the following documents during interview;

  • National ID or Passport
  • Original Academic certificates and transcripts
  • The Kenya Revenue Authority clearance letter
  • The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission clearance letter
  • The Criminal Investigation Department clearance letter
  • Credit Reference Bureau clearance letter
  • Higher Education Loans Board clearance letter
  • Commission for University Education Clearance letter ( for degrees obtained in Universities outside the Republic of Kenya)

    Persons serving in the Public Service or in the Public and private Universities are not eligible to apply.

  • Persons who had applied before should not apply.
  • Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of transcripts, academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport together with relevant testimonials and names and contacts of three (3) referees should be posted to:

    The ChairpersonSelection Panel for the Appointment of Chairperson andMembers of the Commission for University Education,Teleposta TowersP.O. Box 9583-00200 Nairobi

    or delivered to Room 2601, 26th floor, Teleposta Towers between 8.00a.m. and 5.00p.m. on working days.

    Scanned and signed applications can also be emailed to dhe [at] or sent by registered post to the above cited address.

    The envelopes enclosing applications should be clearly marked "APPLICATION FOR CHAIRPERSON OF THE COMMISSION FOR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION"

    ChairpersonSelection Panel for the Appointment of Chairperson and Members of the Commission for University Education

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