Latest Message To Students Without IDs From HELB CEO. The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) provided clarification on Monday regarding how money will be released to more than 2,000 students who have applied for aid but do not possess National Identity cards.
The money would be withheld from the student until the student had a valid ID, according to a statement from the CEO, Charles Ringera. When applying for a loan through HELB, both the student and their parents must provide their personal identification numbers.
Ringera drew attention to the fact that the board lacks the authority to act because lending to those under the age of 18 is illegal.
“An ID is important for identifying the identity of the student, especially when they are repaying the loan,” the speaker said. “To verify the student’s identity, an ID is required.”
Additionally, the CEO exhorted students to submit applications for the publicly advertised government subsidies, telling them that there were plenty of resources available to meet their demands.
Ringera further stated her optimism in the new funding model and underlined the importance of its prompt implementation to ensure that every student has access to the materials required to advance their studies.
Additionally, the CEO made it clear to the students that, in contrast to the old system, they would still be able to access the monies awarded to them even if they switched their majors or enrolled at a new university.
The insider declared, “The money will follow them since it is a student-centered philosophy.
According to the CEO, the board will have spent Ksh210 billion encouraging students to adopt the new method by the year 2028. Included are 145 billion for loans and 75 billion for scholarships.
It is anticipated that at least 285,698 students will enroll in higher education programs in the month of September. The Chief Executive Officer highlighted that all students will receive accommodations, allaying any worries that certain children may be excluded from the program.
The new money distribution mechanism divides students into four categories: vulnerable, severely in need, in need, and less in need.
Ringera highlighted that the government will treat all of these different types of students equally and that they will all receive financial aid.
Latest Message To Students Without IDs From HELB CEO