The Kenya’s high education has been struggling financially in the recent years with a number of Universities running into billion of debts.
This started when the government introduced double intake and partially crabbed self sponsored students to public universities.
This reduced the amount of money that universities were making and thus throwing them into borrowing that has now come to haunt them.
Just as they are struggling to stabilize, another bombshell has been thrown at them today when the Treasury CS Hon Ukur Yattan hinted that the will stop funding universities to the tune that they want.
According to the CS, most of these universities should find alternative ways of raising funds than just depending on the ex checker from the government.
Should the government makes true their threats, it means that the universities will pass this burden to the students who will have to shoulder for the cost of running the universities.
With the already burdened parents, this will be a very big blow that is likely to throw out some students from humble backgrounds.
“…will no longer continue funding universities to the tune they desire”, said CS Yattani
Since making that announcement, several Kenyans have taken to social media to express their dissatisfaction as indicated below:
Habari Njema, “Sasa Ndio Kwisha Kabisaa. If you can’t support education, what else can you do better?”
Bonnedei Wamb, “We will match on the streets now, we have been resilient enough. Don’t try this.”
Nick Kositany, “Rogue state. You scrab self sponsored student, close constituent campuses then you reduce funding. Go a head and kill University education.”
Mimi Na Nyinyi, “But funds for bbi and a referendum were available.. if anybody doesn’t see this hypocrisy u can’t be helped.”