Plans to fund more than 10,000 students overseas may be in jeopardy, after it was announced Kenya's Higher Education Loans Board has been allocated around half the funding it requested in the upcoming budget.
Students surveyed in refugee camps have said studying empowers them, however a lack of access to materials, inflexibility on the part of overseas professors and insufficiently contextualised curricula are proving challenging.
Young people in the Dadaab refugee settlement in Kenya will receive interactive lessons from such high-profile figures as Malala Yousafzai, as part of an education initiative by the United Nations Refugee Agency and the Vodafone Foundation.
Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda have struck a deal that will mean students moving to study between the three countries will pay local tuition fees, as part of a move to harmonise education in the East African Community (EAC). Previously, incoming students have paid international fees priced in US dollars.