- On university education funding, Odeo asked the government to increase it saying there is delay in the disbursement of money to run universities.
- He said there has been a gradual reduction of university funds.
Kibabii University in Bungoma county has been picked as a centre for the Kenya Universities and Colleges Placement Service.
In an interview with the Star in his office on Wednesday, Kibabii University Vice Chancellor Prof Ipara Odeo said it is an opportunity to students especially in the Western region, as they are now able to send in their requests for university, colleges and technical institutes placements.
“This is a rare opportunity to our beloved university, let us utilise it well as it will give guidance to the students seeking to join universities, colleges and technical institutes countrywide,” Odeo said.
He lauded the National government for opening up opportunities for all students who sat for the KCSE examination noting that in this era everybody can join their favourite university, college and technical institute to pursue education.
“These days the government has opened up opportunities for people to join the school of their choice depending on what they scored at secondary school level and pursue a course of their choice,” the VC added.
He, however, said KCCPS helps in guiding students planning to join the institutions, noting that it helps in sieving and checking on the grade distribution before allowing a student to proceed with the course.
Odeo called on students who were not able to attain direct university entry grades to join middle level colleges and pursue their preferred courses and later proceed with the same course at the university at the degree level.
On university education funding, Odeo asked the government to increase it saying there is delay in the disbursement of money to run universities.
“In the past we have had challenges with the university funding bringing challenges when it comes to running of the school programmes, I ask the government to consider releasing money on time so that we are able to run the programmes effectively,” Odeo said.
He said there has been a gradual reduction of university funds.