Government Halts Funding of Diploma and Certificate Programs
Government Halts Funding of Diploma and Certificate Programs. Students at universities in Kenya have received some devastating news. In particular, government funding will no longer be available to students who want to enroll in universities to pursue technical and vocational education programs.
This category impacts university students enrolled in diploma and certificate programs, according to Agnes Wahome, CEO of The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS). She went on to say that many universities provide diploma and certificate programs within their walls. Typically, they have Tvet schools within of their grounds.
Typically, they have Tvet schools within of their grounds. The pupils will still not be able to obtain government assistance, she pointed out. This was said by the CEO during a morning interview on Citizen TV.
The CEO noted, however, that eligible and interested students could still choose from the courses via the official KUCCPS website portal. There are more than 200 Tvet schools run by the ministry of education.
Government subsidies and loans will be completely available to students attending these colleges. She continued by emphasizing how long this program has been running.
The president unveiled a new system for supporting universities last week that will benefit all university and college students. According to Ruto, the approach tends to divide students into three categories: those who are less vulnerable, those who are more vulnerable, and those who are able.
The president made it clear that children from low-income families would now, for the first time, have an equal opportunity to pursue higher education. He affirmed that the model will take them into account more and make sure they are not negatively affected in any way.
Their families won’t have to pay for their education anymore because the model would take care of that. In the upcoming fiscal year, the aforementioned model will automatically begin.
Both the 173,127 students joining universities and the 145,325 students expected to enroll in TVET colleges will profit from this strategy. The president also promised to enhance financing for higher education for the upcoming fiscal year 2023–2024 to 84.6 billion shillings.
In comparison to the prior budget, this represents an increase of 56%. He revealed that the investment comprises of a HELB allocation of $31.6 billion and a 53 billion shilling allocation.