The Strategic Plan covering 2014- 2018 is developed to provide strategic direction for the Commission for University Education (CUE) for the next four years. The plan is aligned to national development priorities as detailed in Vision 2030 and the Medium Term Plan (2013 - 2018) and will operate within the current policy framework for Education, Research and Training in Kenya. The plan will particularly focus on the on-going reforms in the University sector as articulated in the Sessional Paper No. 2 of 2012 on Education, Training and Research, the Universities act No. 42 of 2012 and University Regulations 2014. The Plan also provides direction and an indication of human, financial and other resources needed by CUE to achieve its new mandate of accrediting and regulating university education for both public and private universities in Kenya.
In preparing the Strategic Plan, CUE adopted participatory and inclusive processes that ensured consultations and inclusion of broad a range of internal and external stakeholders.
The implementation matrix to the strategic plan is an important management tool for plan implementation, management and coordination as well as monitoring and evaluation of the progress in implementation and results/outcome respectively.
Chapter one is the introduction, that is, the background and CUE’s mandate and functions. Chapter two articulates Kenya’s development agenda as contained in Vision 2030 and the 2nd Medium Term Plan and affirms the Strategic Plan’s alignment to the objectives of Vision 2030. The structure and co-ordination framework is captured in chapter three while chapter four covers review of the 2008 – 2015 Strategic Plan. Chapters: five to eight cover the new Strategic Plan’s situational analysis, strategic direction, implementation matrix, and, monitoring and evaluation.