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Thousands of Working Employees to be Sent Packing as Government tries to Curb Financial Crisis

As one of the steps to ease the financial crisis facing the world, the government plans to send home thousands of non-teaching personnel from all public universities. During the meeting attended by the Treasury and the Parliamentary Committee on Education, the Chairman of the Vice Chancellors of Public Universities, Prof. Geoffrey Muluvi, said that universities were struggling to remain operational and handle debts owing to employees and other government bodies. KRA, pension fund fees, benefit costs, Sacco contributions,

  2 months ago
Thousands of Working Employees to be Sent Packing as Government tries to Curb Financial Crisis

Blow to Teaching and Non -Teaching Staff in Public Universities as Treasury Makes the Following Move

Kenya is a sovereign nation that is under the leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Country has various sectors that help to ensure the government agenda is achieved. The ministry of Treasury that is under the leadership of CS Ukur Yatani has announced that the public universities should sack the teaching and non teaching staff who do not meet the minimum requirements to work in the universities. The National Treasury Principal Secretary Julius Muia has asked the universities through the council to offload

  2 months ago
Blow to Teaching and Non -Teaching Staff in Public Universities as Treasury Makes the Following Move

Bad News To University Students After National Assembly Committee Decision

The National Assembly's Education and Research Committee approved the increment of university school fees.This was after series of meetings between education stakeholders where a decision was arrived at to tripple the tuition fees from the usual Kshs 16,000 to Kshs 48,000.Speaking during the last meeting between the committee and Treasury Ministry officials, principal secretary Julius Muia said," But this must start from the Ministry of Education forwarding to us a well thought out and all encompassing cabinet

  2 months ago
Bad News To University Students After National Assembly Committee Decision

Thousands of non-teaching staff in universities set to be laid off

Due to the hardening in the financial situations in many universities in Kenya, thousands of non-teaching staff in public universities will be laid off to ease the institutions' financial burden. The National Treasury said other measures to be taken include writing off accrued tax on statutory deductions that have not been remitted by universities. They said the universities should sell idle assets, including land and buildings, to generate funds to pay pension schemes and other creditors. Other debts include

  2 months ago
Thousands of non-teaching staff in universities set to be laid off

Thousands of students risk missing university courses in government's new plan

Kenya revived plans to increase fees for students enrolled at public universities from next year and private institutions too considered similar plans. The plan spell doom for students who could be paying at least double the current charges next year. Vice-chancellors and chairs of university councils asked parliament to sanction the proposed fees increment which is supposed to guarantee institutions’ sustainability. Following the plan, Vice-Chancellors and the Ministry of Treasury have come with a new proposal

  4 months ago
Thousands of students risk missing university courses in government's new plan

Massive Shocker for Parents and Students as Universities are Set to Increase fees by 300%

The education sector has been greatly affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has left the sector reeling from the severe effects caused by the health challenge. As if the pandemic challenge on the education sector is not enough, members of the national assembly, the executive through the ministry of national treasury together with the Vice Chancellors Committee have approved a hike in university fees. In a meeting with the national assembly education committee chaired by Florence Mutua, a decision was

  4 months ago
Massive Shocker for Parents and Students as Universities are Set to Increase fees by 300%

What a blow to University students after this recent development in the education sector

It is a huge blow to University students and parents after the national treasury told the parliament yesterday that it supports the proposal for vice-chancellors to increase the tuition fees from sh 16000 to sh 48000 annually. This means that these fees are being tripled. While appearing before the National Assembly Committee on Education, National Treasury Principal Secretary Julius Muia told the lawmakers that reviewing the fees is part of policy option to ensure financial sustainability of universities. Ps

  4 months ago
What a blow to University students after this recent development in the education sector

Government sponsored University students Dealt A Blow after Fresh Details Emerge

Government sponsored University students have been dealt a heavy blow after fresh details have emerged on why the government might soon stop funding all University students but rather funding those pursuing priority courses. As established by the Standard today, the government now plans to begin funding only students that are pursuing courses that have national importance. These changes are being pushed by Vice Chancellors and would be extended to all students in public and private universities. According to

  7 months ago
Government sponsored University students Dealt A Blow after Fresh Details Emerge

Kenyan Universities Request for Additional Funding from the Government

According to a recent tweet by NTV, Kenyan universities are likely to face a huge layoff when the institutions re open in January. The universities are facing a huge financial crisis. Universities like The University of Nairobi, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Kisii University,Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology,Egerton University and Kabianga University have already written to the nation treasury requesting for 20 billion additional funding. The financial situation

  4 months ago
Kenyan Universities Request for Additional Funding from the Government

Universities Request Government for additional funding.

since all institutions of learning were closed down due to the pandemic, universities have been affected as they are facing financial crises due to inadequate funding from the government. Already several universities including University of Nairobi, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University, Kisii University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, Egerton University and Kabianga University have written to the National Treasure requesting for additional funding. The universities want the government to support

  4 months ago
Universities Request Government for additional funding.

Sad News as State Proposes to Fund Only Students Pursuing "Priority" Courses in Kenya

It is shocking as the sudden decision was made due to the drop in funding as the university managers state it. Their criteria for pointing out courses that are not crucial for the national development are not known, and with that, many students will be in a dilemma as they may end up losing what they have been working for in school. Not only will the proposal affect students from public institutions but also it will affect those in private institutions in the same way. This proposal is being pushed forward by

  7 months ago
Sad News as State Proposes to Fund Only Students Pursuing

"It Is A Recipe For Chaos", Comrades React To The Purported Increment In University Fees.

(photo | courtesy) Being in the University is the most comfortable moment of any scholar, especially those who had always yearned to be there. University fees,on the other side is a big load to parents and to students who are self sponsored. The government has backed up the plan to increase university fee to almost three times. Public universities vice chancellors’ committee chair Prof Geoffrey Muluvi told MPs the current fees was set in 1989 and has never been revised. This raises alarm on the changing economy

  4 months ago

Tough Times Ahead as Govt Plans to Fire Thousands of Employees

The government is set to lay down thousands of non-teaching staff in all public universities to mitigate financial crisis as tough times bite the Kenyan economy. According to a meeting held by the Treasury and parliament committee the Chairman of Vice chancellors of Public university, Prof Geoffrey Muluvi has hinted that the University are struggling to be operational while managing debt owed to government institutions and staffs. He further argued that some of the accrued payment to KRA, NHIF, NSSF, Sacco contributions,

  2 months ago
Tough Times Ahead as Govt Plans to Fire Thousands of Employees

More People To Be Unemployed In Kenya; Government Plans To Fire Thousands

As part of the steps to ease the financial crisis facing the country, the government plans to send home thousands of non-teaching staff from all public universities. During the meeting attended by the Treasury and the Parliamentary Committee on Education, the Chairman of the Vice Chancellors of Public Universities, Prof. Geoffrey Muluvi, said that universities were struggling to be operational and handle debts owed to workers and other government bodies. The Treasury made a recommendation to the universities

  2 months ago
More People To Be Unemployed In Kenya; Government Plans To Fire Thousands

Plan To Stop Funding University Students' Courses Revealed

A shocking development that will most likely leave stakeholders in surprise has been launched where a plan has been started to stop funding many university students. The plan seeks to have the government fund only those courses that are perceived to be crucial for national development and towards implementing vision 2030 in daring proposals being fronted by vice chancellors of public universities and the university fund. The Chief executive officer of the Universities fund (a government agency established to

  7 months ago
Plan To Stop Funding University Students' Courses Revealed

More Burden To Parents Amid Covid-19 As Universities Triple Tuition Fees

Sad news to parents with students at higher institutions of learning as they will now dig deep into their pockets and pay triple the amount they initially used to pay. As Tuko News Kenya reports - "Geoffrey Muluvi the vice-chancellors' committee chairperson noted the Ksh 16,000 that is being paid by students was way too low and must be reviewed." This will see students pay 48,000 which is three times the amount they initially used to pay. Higher institutions of learning have been facing a financial crisis because

  4 months ago
More Burden To Parents Amid Covid-19 As Universities Triple Tuition Fees

Government Supports a Move To Increase University Fees, Amid Joblessness Among Graduates

Learners might soon be in for a rude shock after the government supported a plan to increase university fees three times the present payable. Vice-Chancellors issued a proposal that undergraduates should start paying Sh48,000 up from the set Sh16,000, a decision which was echoed by the Education and Treasury dockets. Discussed on Wednesday yesterday by the national assembly legislators, the proposal is likely to pass already owing to the support enjoyed from the government backing. Higher Education PS Simon

  4 months ago
Government Supports a Move To Increase University Fees, Amid Joblessness Among Graduates

List of University Courses that Gov't-Sponsored Students Will Not Pay For According to New Changes

New changes are yet to rock all universities after the government vowed to only fund important courses which according to them, are courses crucial for national development. According to the reports which is detailed in a document called Reforms on the University Sector and Research, Vice Chancellors and the University Fund are pushing for the reforms in a bid to utilize available resources. Photo/ Courtesy The Chairperson to the Vice Chancellors Committee, Geoffrey Muluvi said that resources cannot reach all

  7 months ago
List of University Courses that Gov't-Sponsored Students Will Not Pay For According to New Changes

University Students to be Affected if the Proposed Government Funding is Passed

The government is proposing to stop funding some course which they consider not important in national developed. This may affect thousand of students who are pursuing the courses. This may affect also private institution as the funds will be awarded to universities with sole capacity to offer prescribed courses. The details are contained in a document titled Reforms on the University Sector and Research. "Universities should be categorised in major thematic areas such as Universities of science and technology,

  7 months ago
University Students to be Affected if the Proposed Government Funding is Passed

University Students Dealt A Big Blow As Government Plans To Do Away With Certain Courses

The government is intending to do away with certain courses undertaken by students on various tertiary learning institutions for what they described as not vital in bringing development to the country. The proposal if implemented will also affect private Universities and Collages across the country. The reforms have been initiated by the Universities Vice Chancellors and the University Fund(UF) established to source Universities with funds in the country. In the proposed reforms, students will only be granted

  7 months ago
University Students Dealt A Big Blow As Government Plans To Do Away With Certain Courses