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University funding boost to cater for increased studentsThe National.
Arore said the government was looking at alleviating the bottleneck that had been imposed by the introduction of its free education policy. He said that primary and secondary schools had increased the number of students as a result of free education – but the space in tertiary institutions was very small.
The good news, he said, was that the government had decided to correct that deficiency by increasing funding to tertiary institutions.
“I must admit that we are revamping higher education,” he said. “I must also inform this house that as part of the commitment, the National Executive Council has approved the release of K500 million for the roll-out and rehabilitation of programmes at the seven universities in the country,” he said.
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