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Tough Times For Comrades As Plan To Tripple University Fees Emerges

Universities in Kenya are currently suffering from financial constraints and huge debts that has crippled the operations in the higher learning institutions.

A report prepared by the ministry of Education indicates that the Universities need about 56 Billion in order to remain open.

This situation has been worsened by the rising cost of living which has pushed the price of commodities a celling high.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture, Moi University, University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University are among the universities in dire need of Money to finance their operations.
According to a report by a local daily, the government is proposing for the trippling of the school fees inorder to caution the universities.

This gained momentum in a meeting that was attended by ministry of education officials and the vice Chancellors on September 23rd, at Jogoo house where they proposed an increase of the tuition fees for ksh 16,000 to ksh48,000.

“The students paying should pay realistic tuition fees. Thus, review the Sh16,000 tuition payable since 1992,” reads a resolution made by the vice-chancellors.

The proposal by the VCs has subsequently been sent to the State and University Funding Board (UFB) —which is mandated to cost university courses and fees afresh-for approval.

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