Big Blow To Students Taking Diploma and Certificate Course In Universities Currently
Big Blow To Students Taking Diploma and Certificate Course In Universities Currently. Students who want to enroll in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (Tvet) programs at universities are not eligible for government funding.
This category includes degree-based diploma and certificate programs offered by universities, according to Agnes Wahome, CEO of Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS).
There are Tvet schools within some of our universities that offer diploma and certificate programs, but those schools are not eligible for government scholarships, according to Wahome.
She was speaking during a Citizen TV interview on Tuesday morning.
According to Wahome, the courses would be available for selection on the Kuccps website.
The Ministry of Education oversees about 200 Tvet institutes. According to her, these students would have access to government loans and grants.
She went on to say that this technique has been around for a while.
This week, the president introduced a need-based funding strategy for college students.
Ruto outlined three categories of students: those who are less vulnerable, more vulnerable, and capable.
“Children from low-income families will now have equal access to possibilities for higher education and TVET. According to Ruto, their homes are not compelled to make any kind of educational contribution to their children.
According to the President, the new funding scheme will take effect at the start of the following fiscal year.
The idea will be advantageous to both the new cohort of 145,325 students who will enroll in TVET institutions and the new cohort of 173,127 students who will enroll in universities.
In the interim, the President promised to boost spending for higher education by 56% above the current budget, to Sh84.6 billion, in the fiscal year 2023–2024.
According to him, the new investment is made up of a Sh31.6 billion HELB loan component and a Sh53 billion budgetary commitment.