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Government Asked to Consider Private Institution Students When Issuing HELB

The government has been asked to put up structures that will enable students from private colleges receive Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) loans just like those in public institutions.

Machakos Institute of Technology Board Chair Bernard Muia says that students from private institutions are also Kenyans and should benefit from the fund.

Speaking during the 10th graduation of students from the institution, Bernard argued that there is need for a good partnership between the government and private institutions stakeholders in a bid to promote education in the country 

"Legislators should promote partnership between government and private sector for faster growth development, if everybody in the education sector was given HELB because we are all kenyans, that would go a long way to helping upcoming colleges," Bernard noted.

On his side the institution's Director and who doubles up as Makueni County Secretary Benjamin Mutie noted that institutions have greatly been affected by Covid-19.

He has maintained that there is need the government streamlines the structure of bringing back education to normalcy in the country.

"March, last year when we were all asked to close the institutions all over the country,it was a big shock, so many questions came, and one for was, then what will happen to our students, especially those who were in the middle of exams," Mutie said.

Safaricom Chief Human Resource officer Paul Kasimu and who was the chief guest in the graduation ceremony called on the youth to apply what they gain in school to better their lives.

He has also called on young people to avoid bad companies that will ruin their lives.

"Reach out, because all of are suffering in one way or another, look for a mentor, don't walk alone, we are finding many youths are surrendering themselves at the alter if despair, be a brother's or sister's keeper," Kasimu noted.

400 graduates from the institution graduated with accreditations from different faculties

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