Eligibility of Students to Secure Government University Scholarship
Eligibility of Students to Secure Government University Scholarship. For 2022 KCSE applicants, the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) webpage has been opened by Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ezekiel Machogu.
At the unveiling on Wednesday at the University of Nairobi (UoN), CS Machogu stated that all 869,782 candidates would be qualified to enroll in any college or university of their choosing.
Out of the aforementioned figure, 173,127 candidates who received the required admission grade of C+ will enroll in degree-granting courses, according to CS Machogu.
All Technical and Vocational Education Training Institutions (TVET) institutions around the nation would accept students who earned a C or worse.
The Education CS added that all institutions have already satisfied all requirements for enrolling students and have made course costs for various study programs available on their websites.
According to CS Machogu, this will help students make decisions based on the income levels of their households.
According to the new funding model outlined by President William Ruto, students who have been chosen will have the option to apply for government scholarships from the University budget.
According to CS Machogu, “They will also have the chance to apply for HELB (Government loan), which will be distributed after using a full-proof tool used to evaluate students to be awarded scholarships.”
The government scholarship, however, will only be available to students who enroll in public colleges; students who choose private universities would not be eligible.
“I would like to reiterate that students choosing public universities will be eligible for government loans as well as scholarships, while students choosing private universities will only be eligible for government loans,” stated CS Machogu.
Every student should be treated according to their level of need, he continued, and no qualified student should be denied the chance to pursue higher education and training at the school of their choosing.
According to the funding model, students will receive instructions from their particular universities on how to apply for loans and scholarships.
Machogu said that the government will cover all of the costs of their education, allowing at least 45,000 students from disadvantaged and poor families to enroll in free university programs.
According to the funding model, kids will be divided into three need categories: vulnerable, less vulnerable, and able.
Students from less impoverished homes will be eligible for loans of up to 40% and scholarships of up to 53%.
The funding for capable students will be provided concurrently, up to a maximum of 38% of program costs and 55% in the form of loans.
Government funding for TVET enrollment will total 32% in the form of scholarships and 48% in the form of loans.
According to CS Machogu’s announcement, he has directed KUCCPS to work with the Huduma secretariat so that students may submit applications through any of the country’s Huduma Centers, which would aid them in receiving application guidance.
According to Machogu, the application process should be finished in August so that students can report to their respective colleges in September.