Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu on Tuesday backtracked on his pronouncement that the government will stop funding public universities.
The CS, while claiming he had been misquoted, declared the government, has allocated Sh50 billion for university education and another Sh15.8 billion for the Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) to support learners in public universities.
Assuring the public about the government’s support through the exchequer support, he said, “the government will continue supporting public universities and colleges. I was misquoted by the media. Relax and get assured that the government will continue funding them.”
The CS said his statement regarding the matter at the weekend was taken out of context, noting that all he said was that respective universities should explore ways of generating their own revenue to supplement that from the government.
Machogu spoke at Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) during the groundbreaking for the Project Promotion of Youth Employment and Vocational Training which is sponsored by the German government.
He was emphatic that there was no way university funding can be done away with.
Meanwhile, here are news stories making headlines in Opera News today;
Jubilee Now Party Threatens to Sue ODM as Cracks Start to Widen in Azimio-One Kenya
Ex-Ruling Jubilee Party on Wednesday threatened to sue its Coalition Partner (ODM Party) in the Azimio-One Kenya over what it calls betrayal of the power-sharing agreement that was signed in the run-up to the 2022 general election.
Through an exclusive report by People’s Daily on Wednesday, Jubilee Party’s Secretary General Hon Jeremiah Kioni stated that the decision by ODM Party to short-change them in regards to the Lucrative PSC position in the National Assembly is a clear indicator of how political players change after achieving what they were after during the Political Campaign Period.
Kenyan Pilot Couldn’t Swim, He Had Planned To Learn Swimming Before The Accident-Wife
Fiona Fiona ndila kutumia, Wife to Kenyan Pilot who died in lake Victoria after his plane nosedived near Bukoba.
The Deadly accident involving a precision aeroplane which plunged into lake Victoria killing over 19 people is one of the most fatal in the recent past.
According to reports, the aeroplane nosedived into the lake when the pilot failed to properly locate the Bukoba airport due to bad weather.
The wife of the Kenyan Pilot Fiona has lamented how her husband peter Odhiambo died a painful death.
We Are Not Seeking to Scrap Term Limits Ruto Allies Say
President William Ruto’s close allies and his United Democratic Alliance (UDA) on Tuesday reacted angrily to a suggestion by one of the ruling party’s lawmakers that presidential term limits be abolished.
The UDA top brass and close allies of Dr Ruto described the proposal by Fafi MP Salah Yakub as the legislator’s own view and not the official position of the party or the Kenya Kwanza administration.
Mr Yakub had said UDA lawmakers were working on a constitutional amendment Bill to replace the two-term limit with an age limit of 75 years.