The Task Force on Reform and Re-engineering of the Kenya Utalii College (KUC) today had a sitting, at the Utalii Hotel in Nairobi. They held a consultative meeting with the principal of the college Mr. Hashim Mohammed, to find out how the college can be re-engineered to conform to the current global trend of the sector.
The Task Force, chaired by the Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Rtd (IG) Joseph Boinnet, was formed to undertake institutional assessment of the Kenya Utalii College, in a view of identifying opportunities to leverage the college’s future. It is also to review the global landscape of hospitality training, identifying the current trends and practices as well as models of training adopted by the public sector.
The term of reference of the taskforce, which was established by the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, vide The Kenya Gazette Notice No. 952 of February 2021, include receiving views from hospitality, academic, tourism related stakeholders and other related persons as to options of the future model the college should adopt.
Upon completion of its work, the task force will make recommendations to the Cabinet Secretary on the institutional model around which KUC should be reformed and re-engineered. These should include, but not limited to, the KUC mandate and the role in the tourism sector, sustainability of its operations, financing and sources of the funds.
Other reforms expected of the college include application of its investments and assets, governance and management models, and transition mechanisms in compliance with article 10 (2)a and c of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on national values and principles of governance.