Ruto on University Fees
Ruto on University Fees. In media platforms, there has been uproar information that university fees is likely to increase. But today the president as affirmed that the government has no immediate plan to increase university fees or privatise public universities.
Students have voiced strong opposition to the government’s plan to withhold cash from students who received grades of C+ or lower.
This choice is seen as unjust given that many of the kids with such scores worked incredibly hard to improve their marks.
Additionally, if students who previously qualified for this financial aid managed a grade of C+, they are no longer eligible.
Moreover, students with grades below a C+ are a nervous group. They may suffer if they are denied government assistance for their college education. Everyone and their brother has harshly criticized the action, calling it unfair.
Many people have voiced their opinions about the government’s decision, criticizing the lack of respect shown to those who worked hard to raise their grades.
It also raises questions about the government’s commitment to ensuring that every student, regardless of academic rank, has an equal opportunity to achieve.
For neglecting to take the pupils’ socioeconomic circumstances into account, the administration has come under scrutiny.
The government must also admit that certain students struggle academically more than others.
Many students feel that they should be reimbursed for their efforts because this decision is ultimately unfair and unjust.
If the government were to alter its mind and give money to students who had worked hard to improve their test scores, it is still unknown.
To be considered for state support, students who earned a C+ or better must now submit new applications through the KUCCPS site.
If a student is unsuccessful but still wants to complete their assignments, they must now pay their university tuition expenses.
When deciding how much money to give the university, these factors—merit, level of need, national priorities, and affirmative action—are taken into consideration.
30,088 out of 70,088 students who received a C+ will not be eligible for financial aid for college based on the government’s recommended standards.
President William Ruto’s task panel on education made the recommendation that students who do not receive government sponsorship pay Ksh48,000–52,000 every semester for their undergraduate degree courses.