Milestone Institute of Professional Studies (MIPS) is focusing on private-public partnerships to strengthen its capacity to ensure their clients get a quality education.
MIPS Founder and Chairman George Maina said the college has a robust internal quality assurance mechanism that ensure its graduates have the desired knowledge, creative abilities and moral qualities. MIPS has two in branches in Thika and Mombasa
He said such a partnership will help in exchange of programmes. He called on the Ministry to ensure that not a single student is denied opportunity to join University or colleges due to lack of school fee.
Last month MIPS offered 50 needy students free scholarships worth Sh4 million to pursue diploma courses in different related fields.
In 2018 around 651,189 candidates qualified for placement to tertiary institutions at various levels under government sponsorship. Of these, 90,744 attained a mean grade of C+ all qualified to join local universities.
Further, 121,288 who scored between C plain and C– in the 2018 KCSE examination are all eligible for placement in diploma courses in tertiary TVET institutions under the Government sponsorship programme.
An analysis of enrolment data shows there are students who opt to transfer from public to private universities to pursue various programmes under government funding.
Transfers from the public to private universities were attributed to better facilities and competitive programmes in private institutions.