Government sponsors 12,000 students in private universities

A total of 12,096 government-sponsored students have now been selected to join private universities this month, writes Augustine Oduor for The Standard. This is some 2,000 students more than the initial figure of 10,000 promised by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

This brings to 86,484 the total number of students selected to join public and private universities under government sponsorship. The government shall pay fees for all the students selected to these universities, on a similar rate with those in public universities – KES70,000 (US$588) per student. Students will only be required to top up KES16,000 per academic year.

Data released by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service shows the private institutions had said they were ready to absorb 27,192 students. A total of 29 private universities opened up their programmes to students to apply.
Full report on The Standard site