According to reports by the Standard, a section of students in the Universities might be in for a rude shock after it emerged that the State has narrowed down to course that will be funded. It is reported that the new move which is being forwarded by the Vice-Chancellors and University Fund will see only State-sponsored student joining particular courses that will be funded by the government. According to the Vice-Chancellors Committee chairperson Geoffrey Muluvi, this proposed move is due to the reduction in
Mass employment in the ministry of education following this latest news ahead of Schools reopening. The ministry of education is working hard to see that the learning programs from the Primary Schools to the Higher Learning Institutions is going on well, therefore the government has been chipping in to assist the students in the Higher Learning Institutions clear the fee balances of the students through Higher Education Loans Board HELB.
Vision 2030 and University Funding University funding is mandated by University Fund - a government agency established under the universities Act. The latest proposals by the government will leave thousands of University students in shock following stoppage of funding to courses that are not considered crucial to Vision 2030 development.The new changes are being pushed by Vice chancellors and the fund would see universities only receive state sponsored students in niche courses.The proposals will extend to students
Due to surge in the number of universities that was majorly witnessed during grand collision government, the cut off points was lowered from B+ and has been dropping since then upto now that it is at C+, a number of courses has also been introduced some of which are not crucial to the development of the nation though they are very important. All this measures has been aimed to increase the number of students joining universities. Due to increased number of courses sum of which are not helping students much after
In the past few days, World Bank made a directive requiring the government to merge some public universities citing duplication of courses and the need to cut spending. Kenya has continued to churn out more and more graduates who are quickly thrust into the ultra-completive job market only for them to join thousands of other graduates in competing for very few available job opportunities.
The government is now seeking to compel public institutions of higher learning to secure jobs for their graduates failure to which it will take action against them. In a fresh move to save millions of unemployed graduates, the University Fund, which is tasked with determining money released to the institutions, is seeking to compel varsities to secure jobs for graduates.
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
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,
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