Setback for Students Enrolling in University Diploma and Certificate Programs
Setback for Students Enrolling in University Diploma and Certificate Programs. Kenyan Universities provide standard higher education in Degree, Diploma, Certificate and also Postgraduate studies. Government funding is not provided to students who opt for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs in universities, according to Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) CEO Agnes Wahome.
Wahome explained that this category includes diploma and certificate programs offered at universities. She mentioned this in an interview with Citizen TV.
Around 200 TVET institutions under the Ministry of Education will still have access to government grants and loans, she elaborated. This method of financing has been around for some time.
William Ruto emphasized that students from low-income families will now have equitable access to higher education and TVET options without demanding financial contributions from their households by referring to three student groups based on vulnerability and capacity.
In line with the President’s announcement, 145,325 TVET students and 173,127 university students will benefit from the new funding model’s implementation in the following fiscal year.
In addition, the President promised to enhance spending for higher education by 56% above the current budget, to Sh84.6 billion, in the fiscal year 2023–2024.
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