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Counties with highest and least varsity students

Counties with highest and least varsity students

According to the Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) report for this year, Kakamega and Bungoma counties have the highest number of student loan recipients.

The state is spending Sh14.4 billion to support 354,069 students enrolled in public universities.

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According to the report, counties in the North Eastern and Coastal regions ranks last while Kakamega County ranks first, with 23,967 students in public universities receiving the loan in 2020/2021.

HELB report reveals that Wajir County has 62 students, the lowest number of students in universities.

Garissa has 71 students, Mandera has 72, Tana River has 272, and Isiolo rounds out the bottom five with 268 students.

Lamu County has 284 students, Marsabit 523, and Samburu 863, bringing the number of counties with fewer than 1,000 university students to a close.

Bungoma County comes in second with 18,116 students, Nakuru comes in third with 16,888 students, and Homa Bay comes in fourth with 16, 811 students.

Kisii, with 16,753 university students, rounds out the top five counties with the most university students.

Bomet has 13,204 students, Siaya has 13,141, Kisumu has 12,969, and Nairobi has 12,210.

HELB Chief Executive Officer Charles Ringera stated that the fund has been collaborating with counties to create revolving funds to assist students from their respective regions.

“We have been giving them analyses of courses being studied by these students,” he explained, adding that this allows county governments to use the data for planning purposes.

Makueni (11,609), Kericho (11,885), Kiambu (11,285), Meru (11,039), Uasin Gishu (11,198), Kitui (10,714), and Migori (10,476) are the other counties with more than 10,000 students in Kenyan universities today.

Today, universities in Machakos, Trans Nzoia, Nyamira, Busia, Nandi, and Muranga counties each have around 9,000 students.

An economist, Patrick Ndoho, believes that data is critical when making decisions about human capital development.

However, he stated that a more comparative analysis is required to determine how important the data is to the respective counties.

According to Ndoho, it is critical to examine whether the figures correspond to county growth.



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