Call for Review of New University Funding Model by Private Universities
Call for Review of New University Funding Model by Private Universities. Vice chancellors from Kenyan private universities are urging a review of the new system for funding higher education, which will let students apply for their own scholarships.
Following a meeting with vice chancellors from 20 institutions, the higher education institutions claim that the new funding model is unfair to applicants to private universities because they will receive funding to a greater extent than applicants to public universities.
The institutions declare that they will ask the government to reconsider some of the financing arrangements.
Vice Chancellor of CUEA Professor Stephen Mbugua said, “It has been decided that KAPU would appeal to the government to examine the financial model that has been granted. In the meanwhile, private universities have put in place mechanisms to support and sustain institutions in the future.
Washington Okeyo, vice chancellor at Management University of Kenya, continued, “There was a funding model DUC that was used in the past, allowing students to be placed in all universities and the money following them wherever they went. The current model is discriminatory, placing those in private universities as less than others.”
Under the new model, which will go into effect in September 2023, Ksh.1.6 billion has been invested to support university students.
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