Cs. Ezekiel Machogu : Govt Will no Longer Fund Public Universities in Kenya
Cs. Ezekiel Machogu now has indicated that the government will no longer fund public universities and colleges .
Instead, he has directed them to find ways of generating their own-sourced revenue to conduct their programs
Cs. Machogu indicated that instead of relying on funds from the government, institutions of higher learning must generate their own revenue to survive .
In a statement to journalists CS. Machogu Said “We are encouraging that they must generate their own revenue because the ex-checker as it is right now is not going to be able to continue funding more because in Kenya education takes 25.9pc, so we have to find other ways of creating and generating revenue for universities and they have to look at other revenue streams.”
Cs. Ezekiel-machogu however noted that a number of universities will have a challenge because they are used to public funds from the exchequer.
Current Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms team had initially called upon Kenyans to air their views and recommendation on funding of tertiary institutions.
Purity Karabai Mbaabu who is a member of the team said the forum is inviting views from both public and relevant education stakeholders in regard to funding institutions of learning and availing financial help to learners from poor family backgrounds, this was in said as she paid a courtesy call from Governor Mutahi Kahiga’s office on Wednesday,
Last year, data from the UFB showed there was a shortfall in capitation for public universities that had almost doubled within two years, from Sh13 billion in 2020 to Sh. 27 billion in2021 translating to a 100.7 per cent jump.
The above state compelled the State Department for Higher Education to back plans by university vice-chancellors to hike fees to enable the public institutions to remain afloat amidst dwindling funding from the Treasury.
Govt Will no Longer Fund Public Universities in Kenya- Cs. Ezekiel Machogu Says