Machakos University is set to launch a Degree in witchcraft, setting a record as the second institution to offer the same in the world.
Speaking during the launch, the Vice Chancellor said that the course had already attracted tens of applicants and the University was aiming at exploiting local resources to make the course a success.
“We have a lot of indigenous knowledge in the wider Machakos County which can be harnessed for the good of the society and this is the first step towards mainstreaming this knowledge. We hope that young people and new generation will take advantage of this course so that important historical and cultural information is not lost.”
The four-year course which is expected to launch in April 2021 will be housed under the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and is subject to approval by the Commission for University Education.
The course will involve different approaches with lecturers drawn from Kenya and other places such as Zanzibar, Haiti and Mexico. It will be residential course because no aspiring Witch can be scared of Covid-19, with several classes being taught at night.
Although the University did not release details of the units in the course, insiders told us that the course will have 2 attachments where students will be attached to active and practicing witches in the Eastern African region. Graduates from the course will be required to set up their own private practice and help deal with advanced problems away from the usual ‘nguvu za kiume, biashara, kazi, mke kutoroka na kushika mwizi.’
The announcement drew mixed reactions from people, some terming it as a joke with some thinking there are similar courses offered in the University similar to witchcraft, such as Organic Chemistry.
The Higher Education Loans Board has also declined to fund the new course saying that graduates from the course cannot be trusted to repay their loan, owing to the immense powers that they have.