According to Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu, the government will continue to support public universities and colleges as usual.
Machogu’s comments followed the government’s announcement two days ago that it would end financial support to universities. On November 5, 2022, he spoke at Dedan Kimathi University, Neri District.
The education minister said in a statement on Tuesday that his ministry would continue to fund universities.
“I want to make it clear that the money of this university will not be destroyed. No one suggested it. I believe it is best to tell the whole truth.
I told Dedan Kimathi that the government supports universities and will do so through capitation and even financial assistance for infrastructure.
According to the Kenya Kwanza manifesto and education charter, “the government annually funds universities”.
The CS advised public universities to embrace research, innovation and technology to generate more revenue, and he said he wanted to increase funding from 0.8 percent to 2 percent.
Rest assured, the government will continue to pay for tuition, but if there is another way to financially support our institution, why not use it? He said.
Institutions are expected to engage in research and innovation, and while many do so and earn significant amounts of money, we believe all universities must find sources of income.