Gilbert Nganga. The East African Community's five member countries have approved a key bill seeking to harmonise and standardise their university education systems, ending three years of haggling.
Earlier this month education ministers from the five nations – Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda – meeting in the Rwandan capital Kigali, approved the Inter University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) Bill 2012.
It essentially removes the barrier that was blocking the region from rolling out a system that will allow students access to learning and mobility across East Africa.
The countries have been tussling over several provisions in the bill since its first version was released in 2009. More...