16 public universities in deep financial crisis

Vice chancellors committee chairman Francis Aduol who said universities are unable to meet the basic salary needs of their workers and other obligations and that they require immediate intervention. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Prof Aduol said public universities had turned to part-time lecturers to reduce the wage bill but are still unable to pay them since 2014.

  • The issue has been worsened by a cut in Government funding to universities, he said, adding that the institutions were desperate.

Sixteen out of 31 public universities are in a deep financial crisis, raising questions about the quality of education they are offering, it emerged Tuesday.

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