Egerton University has introduced a new academic course hoping to promote cohesion in the country.
The course named ‘National Cohesion’ will be offered to all first year students who begin in January 2018.
Egerton thus becomes the first public university to officially announce the launch of this course.
Some of the important things the students will learn about are equality, integrity, devotion to duty, transparency and accountability.
The course is in line with the national performance contract that the university signed with the ministries of Education and Interior. Dr Dorothy Nyakwaka, the varsity’s National Cohesion and National Values committee coordinator, said: “This will be a common core course for all first year students. The course will help new students understand and appreciate the national values and coexist peacefully with their colleagues during their stay at the university. We have enough staff in the department of Philosophy, History and Religion who will be handling the course and everything is now systems go ahead of the launch.”