The University of Nairobi (UoN) has doubled its tuition fees for postgraduate courses and parallel degrees because it seeks to ease a cash crunch brought home by a dip in student enrolment.
The university has increased fees for humanistic discipline Master’s courses like communication and MBA to quite Sh600,000 for a two-year programme from a mean Sh275,000, reflecting a rise of 118 per cent.
Degree courses like commerce, economics and law, under the parallel plan, have been increased by up to 70 per cent to about Sh1 million for the four years.
The new fees will apply to new students joining the university from this month, marking the primary major fees review for postgraduate courses and parallel degrees in nearly 20 years.
The university is betting the review will lift revenues from fees, which have dropped in recent years and pushed Kenya’s leading public university to a Sh1.4 billion loss within the year to June 2018.
Data source: All Africa news