Engineering and medical students set to pay more

Engineering and medical students in public universities are to pay more than those studying arts-based courses, under a new government plan. Cabinet Secretary for Education Jacob Kaimenyi said last week that the plan, commonly referred to as ‘Differentiated unit costing’, would be in force in three months, writes Benjamin Muindi for Daily Nation.

In the same vein, university lecturers will be paid according to their disciplines, said Kaimenyi during a meeting with vice-chancellors of private universities in Kenya.

It is not yet clear how much each of the degree programmes will cost, but Kaimenyi stated that a formula had been crafted to determine the cost of teaching each one. The change is in line with the recent Universities Act that will see the establishment of a Universities Fund.
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