KENYA UNIVERSITY FEES TO HIKE FROM JANAURY 2016 AS SAID BEFORE BY MATIANG’I & VCs
Private universities which constitute 38 of all universities in Kenya have bowed to pressure from Commission for university education (CUE) to increase fees payable by students.
The Universities have said that they may increase fees as from next year.
They also questioned the legality of the charges as they were gazzetted by the CUE chairperson and not the Education Cabinet secretary.
Under the new levies, universities will now pay an annual fee of Sh1,000 to CUE for every student pursuing an undergraduate programme. This means that a student admitted in first year shall have this amount paid for him or her for the next four years until he or she exits the university.
All public and private universities will also pay another Sh1,500 per master’s student admitted, and Sh2,000 per PhD student.
Universities with postgraduate diploma students will pay Sh800 per student, annually.
CUE Chief Executive Officer David Some yesterday said universities do not have a choice but to pay.
“If they don’t pay we don’t quality-assure their programmes. And we shall pull down their programmes from our websites,” Prof Some said.