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Govt Wants to Reduce Number of KCSE candidates Joining University with State Sponsorship

Kenya Kenya administration now wants to reduce the number of KCSE candidates who are set to join universities after those who attained minimum university entry increased rapidly.

The previous government had set the minimum university entry at C Plus. This has saw the number increasing over the years. During the 2016 KCSE, Fred Matiang'i who was the Education CS at that time announced that only 88,928 students attained the minimum university entry.

Under the first academic year for Education CS Ezekiel Machogu, those joining university rose to 173,345.

The government now feel that the number have become big and it would burden the country's budget.

President William Ruto earlier talked about a plan to review university funding saying he wants to focus on needy students only.

CS Machogu is also backing proposals to merge the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Universities Fund and the Tvet Fund.

When this happens, the government will launch a plan to determine needy students and those from rich families won't be sponsored by the government.

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