Highlights from the Official Launch Ceremony of the MRPP

Higher Education Programme

During the launch of the Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP), various stakeholders attested to the programme’s leadership, potential and challenges to delivering Africa to new heights of academic excellence. Here are excerpts:
“Africa is ready to be transformed. It will be transformed by a new generation of leaders (which is) focused on the issues that we need to put forward as a continent.”

-Hon Julius Kibiwott Melly, Deputy Chair, Departmental Committee on Education

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“Public policy and governance in Africa is about values and these are values of integrity, accountability, patriotism, pan-Africanism, freedom,there are many.”

-Dr Willy Mutunga, Chief Justice, Kenya

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“The question is, I am the researcher, you are the policymaker, what is our problem? Why is it that we do not really link ourselves…?”

Prof Judith Bahemuka, PASGR Board Member

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“The collaborative Master of Research and Public Policy that we are launching today is critical for the success of the plans that we have as Africans…this programme is trying to build this critical mass of people that we will require in the future, that will play a big role in public policy management.”
— Mr Henry Rotich, Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury, Kenya