Private universities say they welcome new HE funding model

Private universities in Kenya have welcomed the government’s new funding model for higher education institutions, which will see scholarships offered only to students who join public universities, writes Dennis Musau for Citizen Digital.

In a notice in the local dailies on Thursday 18 May, the Kenya Association of Private Universities said they were involved in the discussions surrounding the development of the new model and noted all students will be placed into both private and public universities as per their individual choices. The private universities said the courses offered in both their institutions and public universities will be available on the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) portal for selection by all students. This is due to the government’s delinking of student placement by KUCCPS from funding under the new model.

Now, students from private institutions will only be eligible for government loans, not government scholarships like their counterparts in public universities.
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