As the world struggles to break from the shackles of Covid- 19 pandemic, families find it hard to make ends meet let alone see their children through school. Cognizant of the situation, Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) finds the most suitable way to cushion its new students (freshers) as they register for classes during the September 2022 intake.

In its commitment to ensure equity and social justice, TUM gives self-sponsored students from humble backgrounds a fair chance to acquire university education by staggering fee payments. Speaking during the registration exercise, the newly appointed Registrar - Academic Affairs, Dr. Cromwell Kibiti said, “The university acknowledges the tough times Kenyans are facing, hence came up with a flexible fee payments arrangement which allows self- sponsored students to pay a minimum of 50% of the total fees upon registration and to clear the rest by the 12th week of the semester - just before they sit for their semester exams. This will give parents and guardians ample time to source for funds as the students continue with their studies. This plan is strictly for the parallel program whereas the government sponsored are required to pay the full amount of fees.”  

He also noted that for the first time, the institution has devolved the registration process to its campuses to minimize the congestion and long queues during the exercise. The registration process commenced on Monday 5th September 2022 and is set to end on Friday 9th September 2022. Students are encouraged to make heist and register before the deadline.