Blow To Students Taking Diploma and Certificate Course In Universities
Government financing is not available to students who choose to enroll in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (Tvet) programs at universities.
According to Agnes Wahome, CEO of Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS), this category covers university-based diploma and certificate programs.
“We have some universities that are offering diploma and certificate courses so they have Tvet schools within the university, but those will not receive government scholarship,” Wahome said.
On Tuesday morning, she was speaking during a Citizen TV interview.
The courses will be accessible during selection on the Kuccps website, according to Wahome.
There are roughly 200 Tvet institutions under the Ministry of Education. These students will have access to government grants and loans, she said.
She continued by pointing out that this practice has existed for some time.
President presented a need-based funding approach for college students this week.
Three groups of students—those who are less vulnerable, more vulnerable, and able—were described by Ruto.
“For the first time, kids from low-income families will have equitable access to higher education and TVET opportunities. Their homes are not required to contribute in any way to their children’s education, according to Ruto.
The new funding model, according to the President, will go into force at the start of the following fiscal year.
The new cohort of 145,325 students who will enroll in TVET institutions and 173,127 students who will enroll in universities will both benefit from the concept.
In the meantime, the President pledged an increase in funding for higher education to Sh84.6 billion in the fiscal year 2023–2024, a 56% increase over the present budget.
He stated that the new investment consists of a Sh53 billion budgetary allocation and a Sh31.6 billion HELB loan component.
Blow To Students Taking Diploma and Certificate Course In Universities.