9,000 students choose to study in private universities

About 9, 000 students have shunned public universities and instead sought admission in private universities, writes Lewis Nyaundi for The Standard.

This decision disqualifies them from accessing government scholarships, but they will be eligible to get a study loan from the Higher Education Loans Board. The number is, however, almost similar to those previously placed by the Kenya Universities and Central Placement Service under government sponsorship.

This comes after MPs, public universities’ vice-chancellors and other government agencies pitched a strong case against state funding of the students placed in private universities. Some students also opted to apply directly to the private universities, and this may push up the numbers in the private institutions.
Full report on The Standard site