University fee increase is here to stay, Amina says

Cabinet secretary for education Amina Mohamed yesterday maintained her stand on the proposed fee increment for universities saying it would be done in stages.

Conceding that state-funded colleges are working under budgetary troubles, and greater government discount isn’t ensured, the CS said an expense climb would go far in mitigating part of the constraints.

At this very moment, there are continuous conferences among partners. The charges increment is one of the arrangements yet colleges should likewise consider long haul mediation measures to address their spending shortfalls,

Education CS Amina Mohamed

The colleges have proposed Sh60,000 as yearly tuition cost expenses for government-supported programs up from the current Sh26,500, which is 110 percent increase.

In total, about Sh4.5 billion will be gathered yearly to support activities and improvement uses.

The CS made the comments when she opened Sh4 million block at Kakamega township secondary school yesterday.

Reports of the looming expenses climb by colleges hit became popular after announcement on government’s plan to recover money owed to Higher Education Loans Board (Helb).

Parliament got the proposition in December a year ago. A week ago, Higher Education Principal Secretary Colleta Suda said establishments of higher learning can’t be kept running without resources.

She conceded that finance subsidy these schools get is not reflective with the ongoing development needs.

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