Ruto Reveals Double Funding Mechanisms For Universities and Colleges
President William Ruto on Saturday, April 2022 announced that the government has implemented new mechanisms to double funding for higher learning institutions across the country.
Speaking in Laare in Meru County, where he launched the construction of 12-kilometer Kaelo -Kamukuji-Mutuati which had stalled during the previous regime, Ruto noted the doubling of resources will help eliminate the perennial financial challenges facing universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions.
“Next week, we will officially announce the new progressive funding mechanisms for all universities, colleges, and TVET institutions to avoid compromising the quality of education in the country,” the Head of State said.
Accompanied by Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mithika Linturi, and local MPs, the President vowed to improve the quality of education by making it affordable to all students set to join higher learning in May and September this year.
He further noted his government is focused on uplifting the technical institutes to ensure that the country gets an adequate skilled workforce towards the realization of the Vision 2030 agenda.
“We are devoted to fully equipping all the technical institutes across the country to ensure we get adequate skilled youth who can provide services towards the implementation of the government agenda,” he stated.
The Head of State at the same time noted his government will employ 1300 TVET tutors in the next two months followed by another 2000 teachers in the second phase.