Ruto Launches New Model, KUCCPS Clarifies Funding for Continuing Students

On Friday, May 12, the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) clarified that continuing students across universities will not be affected by the new university funding model unveiled by President William Ruto.

This was in response to the concerns of students, mostly attending private universities, who wondered if they would be able to proceed with their studies.

KUCCPS also confirmed that government-sponsored students already placed in private universities would continue to enjoy the government’s support.

They also reminded the public that they had not yet opened the application portal for 2022 KCSE candidates.

The new university funding model, which was launched on May 3, will see only public universities receive government funding, with the amount increasing from Ksh54 billion to Ksh84.6 billion.

For the vulnerable students, the government will fund them fully, with their parents not needing to contribute anything.

The less needy students, meanwhile, will receive 38 to 55 per cent of their tuition fees in the form of student loans.

Overall, KUCCPS reassured students that the new university funding model will not affect continuing students, offering some peace of mind to those studying in private universities.

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