University Fees to rise from Ksh. 16,000 to Ksh 52, 000 per semester
University Fees to rise from Ksh. 16,000 to Ksh 52, 000 per semester. The Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms in Kenya has submitted a proposal to raise the structure of university tuition.This arises after the CEO University Fund, Geoffrey Monari informed that universities are chocked in 60.1B debt.
If this idea is approved, students at public universities will have to pay more to access the education.This seems to disadvantage students from poor background as they are not able to pay for University education.
A fresh recommendation from the task panel attempts to raise educational standards.
The president has been asked to approve this report of increasing the school fees in public university.
Universities’ obligations to statutory organizations are being written off in an effort to decrease their financial load.
The working team has consequently suggested a tripling of the tuition costs paid by government-sponsored students at Kenyan colleges.
From the current Ksh.16, 000 to Ksh.52, 000 in fees every semester. 16,000 School Fees was established in 1989 and over time the education cost has increased.
The taskforce is lobbying for higher fees and is pleading with the government to enhance funding for higher education, which it claims is already insufficient to meet institutions’ demands.
Between the 2018–19 school year and the 2022–2023 academic year, there will be a deficit in public education of about Ksh. 164 billion.
However, over the same time period, private universities experienced a Ksh. 56.96 billion deficit.
This report also suggests that the government cancel substantial debts that colleges owe to statutory organizations.
These debts, which currently total Ksh. 56.13 billion, include deductions for
This report also addresses other topics.
The taskforce study also offers suggestions for enhancing university governance.
Among these ways are;
- Fill 28 university chancellor positions.
- Make sure the Cabinet Secretary for Education’s and the university’s Senate’s opinions are sorted.
- The government should boost the meager 14.7% student enrollment rate in teacher preparation programs.
- The establishment of such institutions across the nation, including a National Polytechnic in every county, a Technical Vocational College in every constituency, and a Vocational Training Center in every ward, will allow the government to increase the availability of Technical and Vocational Training.