Government is yet to decide on university fee increase

The principal secretary in the State Department for Higher Education and Research, Dr Beatrice Muganda Inyangala, has said the Kenyan government is yet to make any decision on increasing tuition fees in public universities, reports Kenya News Agency.

Inyangala said stakeholders have presented their views on the university fee increment to the presidential working party on education reforms but the committee is finalising their report which will be presented to the President William Ruto this month.

Last month, universities proposed to increase fees from KES16,000 (US$123) to KES48,000 for new government-sponsored students joining in September this year in order to deal with the financial crisis the institutions are facing. This raised an uproar by stakeholders, saying this will put higher education out of reach for ordinary Kenyan children.
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