Universities begin biometric registration of students

It will now be easier to identify students in universities after a number of the institutions rolled out a biometric registration of learners this month. The move to register students biometrically was due to terror threats after it emerged that university students were easy targets of terror networks, writes Ouma Wanzala for Daily Nation.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, the University of Nairobi and Maasai Mara University are among the institutions that registered first-year students biometrically in compliance with a directive from the government last year.

Some 88,626 students were placed in 59 universities this academic year. A total of 71,089 students joined 31 public universities, while 17,368 others have joined private institutions.
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