Hard Times for Students Taking Diploma and Certificate Courses In Universities
Latest details indicate that the Government financing is not available to students who choose to enroll in Technical and Vocational Educational Training TVET courses at universities.
According to the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement services KUCCPs CEO Dr. Agnes Wahome , the above category covers university-based diploma and certificate programs only
In a statement made by Wahome, some universities that are offering diploma and certificate courses since they have Tvet schools within the university will not receive government scholarship.
Wahome did shade light on this during a Citizen TV interview.
The CEO added that these courses will be accessible during selection on the Kuccps website.
There is almost 200 Tvet institutions under the Ministry of Education thus the students will have access to government grants and loans, she said.
Wahome further pointed out that this practice has existed for some time.
Currently, students will be awarded loans following the President’s new presented criteria which is need-based funding approach for college students.
The awarding criteria will be based on three groups of students— the less vulnerable,the more vulnerable and the able.
According to the president, students from the from low-income families will have equitable access to higher education and TVET opportunities.
The president added their homes are not required to contribute in any way to their children’s education.
The new funding model is expected to go into force at the start of the following fiscal year.
Over 145,320 students who will enroll in TVET institutions and 173,127 students who will enroll in universities will both benefit from the new finding model.
The head of state gave a pledge on an increase in funding for higher education to Sh84.6 billion in the fiscal year 2023–2024, which is a 56% increase over the present budget.
The new investment according to the president consists of a Sh 53 billion budgetary allocation and a Sh31.6 billion HELB loan component.
Hard Times for Students Taking Diploma and Certificate Course In Universities