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Universities to Communicate Early Over New Funding Model

Universities to Communicate Early Over New Funding Model

Chuka

Thursday, April 11, 2024

KNA by David Mutwiri /Christine Ngitori

The Parliamentary Committee on Education has called on universities to communicate about the new funding model in time to allow admitted students and their guardians to prepare.

The Committee Chairman, Julius Kibiwot Melly underscored that parents and students should be notified on time over the categorization of the new funding model to enable them prepare for role they are expected to play.

“As a committee on education, we will ensure that there is communication between High Education Loans Board, the University Funding Board and other government agencies to ensure that any challenges facing the funding formula are fully ironed out,” said the Committee Chairman.

Addressing the press after a projects inspection tour at Chuka University yesterday, Mr. Melly disclosed that the committee’s aim was to find out the challenges that are affecting the university performance and specifically to look into how the new funding formula is impacting over university management.

He expressed concern over some of the projects that are not completed which include the male hostel, the administration block and the industrial hub citing the industrial a vital project that is expected to promote better programs that are aligned to the bottom up economic transformation.

“This is the hub where would be innovators will actually come to develop their novelties and commercialize them. The Central Region will benefit in line with the government’s objective of empowering business and job creation especially among the youth,” said the Committee Chairman.

He also pointed out that as a committee they will look into the accreditation of the programmes to avoid a conflict between role of Professional bodies, Commission of University Education and the role of the University Senate and ensure they all speak with one language.

Courtesy; KNA

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