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Kenyans Finally Told How Govt Will Identify Needy Varsity Students In The New Funding Model

President William Ruto recently lifted lid on the need to have a new model of funding the studies of students at the University and TVETs.

President William Ruto in his new funding model said that the government will be paying fees to students depending their level of need.

According to Ruto in his statement, the students will be categorized in four levels of need, vulnerable, extremely needy, needy and less needy, adding that no student will be left behind.

"Students will be categorized according to four levels of need; vulnerable, extremely needy, needy and less needy. All students shall be supported adequately to meet the cost of the programme they choose to pursue. No student will ever be left behind,” Dr Ruto said.

The proposal was heavily criticized by Azimio la Umoja leaders led by Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino who called a press conference, poking holes on the new plan.

Babu Owino who has been vocal on matters concerning university and college students since being elected as lawmaker in 2017 said that the new model was going to give birth to corruption, nepotism, tribalism and marginalization.

Babu was left asking the mechanism that the government will be using to select students in terms of their levels of need.

Babu urged Kenyans to come out strongly and oppose the new model, threatening to lead demonstrations should the government insist in implementing it.

Speaking to TV 47 on Tuesday night, Prof Vincent Machuki now says that the government will now be using scientific mechanism to identify the needy students.

"This model will be done in a scientific way. We have a mechanism that will identify needy students." He said.

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