Lack of Standard Facilities to Impact University Population
Lack of Standard Facilities to Impact University Population. Universities across the country struggle to keep up top-notch facilities in order to attract and keep students. According to Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) CEO Mercy Wahome, research has revealed that subpar hostels and other facilities contribute to students leaving educational institutions.
Wahome emphasized that although institutions must establish and keep a certain standard, students nevertheless have the freedom to make their own decisions.
When we ask students why they transfer, one of the reasons they give is poor housing conditions.You can keep your students if you offer quality. She announced.
Many students preferred residing in external hostels due to the privacy and cost advantages, it became obvious after conversing with various students.
“I made the decision to rent somewhere else after living on campus for a few semesters. Due to my roommates’ disruptions and lack of isolation, I decided to make this decision. One student shared her experience while maintaining her anonymity.
Wahome emphasized the need for institutions and universities to check their infrastructure before receiving the 2022 KCSE cohort in September.
According to the KUCCPS, college students have two years to change their majors.
She recommended university officials to make sure they have the necessary resources in order to deliver the programs they intend to offer.
Wahome advised organizations to consider collaborating with the Ministry of Housing to upgrade student housing.
She believed that this partnership may lead to significant improvements in housing alternatives, which are essential for retaining students.
It was urged against boosting tuition rates at universities in order to cover housing and food costs.
Universities may be penalized for breaking this agreement, which may include having their agreements cancelled.
Geoffrey Monari, CEO of the Universities Fund, claims that an agreement between the government and schools has been reached to prevent fee rises.
He said that while 130,485 students were enrolled in public universities, the government would only offer loans to 9,662 students attending private institutions.