A recommendation has been put forward to shutdown a private university while two others have been given a year to put their house in order.

The Commission for University Education recommended that the letter of interim authority awarded to Presbyterian University of East Africa be revoked.

The commission also proposed that CUEA and KeMU be given a year to restructure their operations and get in a sound financial footing, failure to which their charters be nullified.

The fate of Presbyterian University of East Africa, which received its letter of interim authority in 2007, now lies in the hands of Dr Matiang’i.

If the minister approves the recommendation and gazette it, the university will start winding up its activities.

However, CUE will have to ensure that students complete studies or are transferred to other institutions.

The commission also recommended that Kenya Universities and Colleges   Central Placement Service stops sending government-sponsored students to the three learning institutions.