Universities Fund to meet leaders over financial crisis

The Universities Fund in Kenya has called for a high-level meeting with vice-chancellors in Mombasa next week over the financial crisis in public universities, writes Jemimah Mueni for Capital FM News.

Over the past few years public universities have been lamenting financial constraints partly orchestrated by exponential growth in the number of students, which has put a strain on facilities and human resources. The financial situation has also been blamed on failure by the government to provide sufficient funds through capitation, forcing universities to secure and offer services on credit.

Public universities have argued that funding disbursed by the exchequer has not been commensurate with the number of students joining universities.
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