Most public universities in Kenya are now facing uncertain future as a result of pending bills that have accumulated over the years. From the reports from reputable source show they Egerton university has a debt of over Sh 8 billion and also it is considered as layoffs, whereby their employees are not receiving their salaries fully as they are paid 57 percent of the total salary which they are supposed to earn. This might be the reason why the university Vice Chancellors have intended to increase university school fees from Sh 16,000 to Sh 48,000 per semester for the first years who are going to join September.
This is happening at a time when university vice chancellors are meeting to devise strategies to save failing institutions of higher learning. The proposals tables by the vice Chancellors of the public universities may not bear fruits by some key stakeholders. This debts might not now allow universities to have other debts as the debts have stayed for long time unpaid thus VCs are looking the way if clearing those debts by increasing university fee.
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