Private universities reject state-sponsored learners

Private universities have turned away many government-sponsored students, citing poor funding, write Peter Mburu and Linet Amuli for the Nation.

Students admitted for courses such as law, pharmacy and clinical medicine were told to go back home when they reported for admission. The problem has been reported in at least 28 universities. The institutions referred the affected students back to the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service or KUCCPS.

At Kabarak University, many parents protested outside the main campus gate when the learners were denied admission. The students were placed in the institutions by the central placement service, KUCCPS, on a government-sponsorship basis after surpassing the cut-off points for the courses in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination.
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