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Students denounce new education laws

Kenya Universities Students Organisation (KUSO), Kisii University Chapter has dismissed the new policies introduced by education ministry on higher education as untenable and demanded they be repealed.

 

The KUSO officials took issue with alleged corruption in the sector, fees increments and prosecution of HELB defaulters.

 

The beach chairman Victor Kipng’etich, accused the government of frustrating unemployed university graduates who struggled to eke a living by prosecuting them for non-payment of HELB loans.

 

He alleged it was the government’s responsibility to provide adequate one year internship slots for university graduates besides creating jobs for them.

 

Kipngetich said the government should also fund fully university education by raising more money through prudent management of public money currently being wasted in corruption.

 

The chairman said KUSO had resolved to support President Kenyatta on his on-going efforts to tackle graft.

 

The newly appointed education ministry cabinet secretary, Prof. George Magoha was petitioned by another KUSO official; Paul Omondi to look into the issues raised and provide a solution.

 

Even as university administrations complain of strained budgetary allocation, the students have dared the ministry to implement the contentious policies.

 

By Chrispine Otieno and Jane Naitore

 

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