Private universities to admit state-funded students

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has given the go-ahead to the admission of 10,000 state-funded students at private universities, reports Reuters.

The first batch of government-sponsored students into private universities will start classes in September 2016 and will cost taxpayers KES700 million (US$7 million). Kenyatta said the move will provide a chance for more students to pursue courses of their choice.

According to a statement from the Presidential Strategic Communications Unit, the approval will see the enrolment number of state-sponsored students in universities shoot up to 84,389. Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service provides 74,389 slots in public universities.
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