YLE: Dispute over tuition fees for Kenyan students resolved

YLE: Dispute over tuition fees for Kenyan students resolved

– The students’ stay in Finland is secured, he assured.

TAMK terminated its contract with Uasin Gishu County at the end of February, citing non-payment of tuition fees. Prokki revealed that the dispute concerns about a hundred nursing and physiotherapy students, whose future at the university of applied sciences was uncertain due to non-payment of tuition fees.

Cornelius KiplagatMax Global’s CEO from Tampere said that the company has agreed on the payments with the students’ parents as transparently as possible.

The Finnish delegation learned earlier this year that the tuition fees had been paid by the parents and not by the province of Uasin Gishu, which was expected in Finland. The parents had stopped making the payments due to a lack of trust in the province and expressed that they were ready to pay the payments directly to TAMK, but such an arrangement was not allowed under Finnish law.

According to Prok, the institute will re-examine in the future what kind of international programs are worthwhile for it. “Any training that is commissioned will be investigated to determine if it is worth it,” he told the public broadcasting service.

Other Finnish educational institutions have also encountered problems with tuition fees for Kenyan students, including South Karelia’s municipal education and training consortium Edusampo. About 50 Kenyan students were due to start their studies this year in Imatra and Lappeenranta, but their arrival was canceled due to non-payment of tuition fees in Uasin Gishu County.

Terhi ToikkanenEdusampo’s manager told YLE that the consortium has entered into an agreement with another operator, which allows students to start their studies in the food and cleaning industry later this spring.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT

Source: The Nordic Page




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