New York University Professor Pays Courtesy Call on Placement Service

Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service CEO John Muraguri and Deputy CEO Monica Ng’ang’a have held discussions with a New York University visiting scholar and professor on the possibility of collaboration in higher education research. 

Elisabeth King, an associate professor at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, paid a courtesy call on the CEO Tuesday morning. Prof. King has worked with Kenyan youth on areas of education and careers for more than five years.

The CEO and Deputy CEO explained the origin and history of a centralised placement system for Government Sponsored students, which culminated in the establishment of the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service through the Universities Act, 2012. They also described the application process for placement and affirmative criteria that seeks to address historical inequalities on gender, marginalisation and disability.