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EDUCATION

HELB Boss Finally Breaks Silence After Raila Announced He'll Convert The Fund to a Grant If He Wins

Higher Educations Loans Board (HELB) Chief Executive Officer Charles Ringera has expressed his worries that the fund would be converted to a grant in 2022. He stated that the move will kill the fund's mission and further push millions of students to miss out of their education, since there is an already running grant amounting to Sh 43 billion under the Universities Fund (UF) which the university students do not pay back.

  1 month ago ago
HELB Boss Finally Breaks Silence After Raila Announced He'll Convert The Fund to a Grant If He Wins

EDUCATION

No Money For you: University and College Students Receive a Major Blow from HELB Officials.

Photo courtesy of the STAR KENYA. Cash crisis in the government and the "students bank" got dry, which has lead to a money emergency at the Higher Education Loans Board has hit hard on specialized understudies bringing about the students passing up advances intended to help their schooling.

  2 months ago ago
No Money For you: University and College Students Receive a Major Blow from HELB Officials.

EDUCATION

HELB delivers sad news to students

The Higher Education Loans Board is a financial board that supports students by giving them loans so that the money can assist them in their studies. So far, HELB has supported a lot of university and college students across the country. This past Wednesday, the 29th September 2021, CEO Charles Ringera has delivered sad news to students in universities and colleges, especially those who depend on the HELB loans.

  2 months ago ago
HELB delivers sad news to students

SPORTS

Breaking News: CS Amina Disbands FKF, Names Caretaker Committee To Run Football Kenya

Dosbandment of the FKF: The Secretary of the Cabinet for Sports, Ambassador Amina Mohamed, has dissolved the FKF. CS Amina then appointed an interim committee to be chaired by retired judge Judge Aaron Ringera. The displacement of the FKF ended the tumultuous reign of FKF President Nick Mwendwa, who faces allegations of corruption.

  22 days ago ago
Breaking News: CS Amina Disbands FKF, Names Caretaker Committee To Run Football Kenya

ECONOMY-FINANCE

HELB CEO: Raila Odinga's Proposal To Convert Loan Into Grant Not Possible

The chief executive officer(CEO) of HELB claims it is impossible for the higher education loans board(HELB) to convert loans into grants. According to a report by The Standard, Charles Ringera explained that such a move would kill the fund's mission and force hundreds of students if not millions out of universities.

  1 month ago ago
HELB CEO: Raila Odinga's Proposal To Convert Loan Into Grant Not Possible

EDUCATION

HELB to cut loans they will offer to students in the next financial year

Source: The star Kenya HELB loan funds were created to help students facilitate their studies and other necessities like accommodation, food and transport, usually HELB offers loans from minimum of 35000 and maximum of 60000. This year the HELB CEO Ringera said that during this period, HELB had awarded the loans to some 65,000 students in technical colleges and was working with a budget of Sh 2.6 billion.

  2 months ago ago
HELB to cut loans they will offer to students in the next financial year

EDUCATION

HELB Responds to Raila's Call for Free Student Loans

The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) has responded to Raila Odinga, the leader of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)promise ,'s to university students regarding the loan. Earlier this week, while speaking to students at Meru University of Science and Technology, the former Prime Minister stated that when he returns to power in 2022, university students will not repay their education loans.

  1 month ago ago
HELB Responds to Raila's Call for Free Student Loans

EDUCATION

"Sorry but We Will Not..." State Agency Says Dealing Raila Odinga's Proposal a Huge Blow

Raila Odinga's proposal to have loans issued by the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) turned into grants has received a huge blow from the government agency. According to them, they will not turn students' loams into grants into a grant saying that the move would kill the mission of having the agency having been formed by the government through an act of parliament.

  1 month ago ago

EDUCATION

'Hakuna Loan Ya Bure' HELB Addresses Raila’s 2022 Campaign Promise To Convert HELB Loans To Grants

The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) has responded to the promise made by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to university students concerning the loan. Raila promised students free HELB loan if he wins the 2022 presidential elections. While addressing Meru University of Science and Technology students earlier in the week, Raila said that university students will not pay back educational loans beginning next year.

  1 month ago ago
'Hakuna Loan Ya Bure' HELB Addresses Raila’s 2022 Campaign Promise To Convert HELB Loans To Grants

EDUCATION

Bad News To University Students Over HELB Funds

University students have been dealt a blow from HELB offices. Especially those who are joining first year as from October. They are supposed to get HELB funds, something which has been left to God's mercies. According to the HELB CEO Ringera, the board is struggling to raise funds for all students who are in universities.

  2 months ago ago
Bad News To University Students Over HELB Funds

EDUCATION

HELB Opposes Raila Odinga's Plan To Convert HELB Student Loan Into Grant

HELB Opposes Raila Odinga's Plan To Convert HELB Student Loan Into Grant It He Wins Presidency. The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) through it's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Charles Ringera has opposed the proposal by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga to make the HELB students loan a grant if he becomes president in 2022.

  1 month ago ago
HELB Opposes Raila Odinga's Plan To Convert HELB Student Loan Into Grant

EDUCATION

Raila's Push To Convert HELB Loan To Grants Backfires As Ringera Says This

The ODM leader Raila Odinga had promised university students that they will not pay back the HELB money once he ascends to power in 2022. He made this promise early in the week when he visited Meru University of Science and Technology students. However, this promise may not work since The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) has responded to the promise that was made by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader, Raila Odinga, to university students concerning the loan.

  1 month ago ago
Raila's Push To Convert HELB Loan To Grants Backfires As Ringera Says This

SOCIETY

Thieves Stealing Dairy Cows, And Targeting Retired Teachers In Kandara, Arrested

Four cattle thieves were arrested early Monday morning by Kandara police officers after they were caught red-handed transporting two stolen dairy cows worth Ksh400,000 from Naaro village of Kandara sub-county. Kandara police commander Catherine Ringera confirmed the arrest of the suspects, saying they spent over five hours hunting for the suspects who were playing a cat and mouse game with the police.

  3 months ago ago
Thieves Stealing Dairy Cows, And Targeting Retired Teachers In Kandara, Arrested

EDUCATION

Half of University students to miss out on HELB loans

Almost half of the students selected to join university this September under government sponsorships will miss out on student loans.In 2020 KCSE, 142,540 candidates qualified for university admission but only 128,073 students were placed to pursue degree courses under state sponsorship. Only 75,000 students are set to benefit from the loans with a budget of Sh3.2 billion set for this function by the Higher Education Loans Board.

  2 months ago ago
Half of University students to miss out on HELB loans

EDUCATION

Why 95,000 Students Will Not Get Helb This Year

Thee Higher Education Loan board(HELB) has warned out that 95,000 students will miss loans this year, due to budgetary cuts and non-performing loans. HELB CEO Ringera said most non-performing loans comes from unemployed Kenyans, and those who lost jobs due to the pandemic. HELB estimated a budget of sh.15.5 billion but will not get sh.12.8 billion,saying some students might drop out of school due to lack of funds.

  2 months ago ago
Why 95,000 Students Will Not  Get Helb This Year

EDUCATION

HELB Makes a New Announcement that will Leave Students Struggling

University students will now receive less money, according to the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB). On Monday, September 6, HELB Chief Executive Officer Charles Ringera said that the loan would be reduced to Ksh38,000, from the prior amount of Ksh45,000 that each student was eligible for.

  2 months ago ago
HELB Makes a New Announcement that will Leave Students Struggling

EDUCATION

Bad News to University Students who Haven't yet Received HELB Money

Today morning the Higher Education Loans Board CEO Mr Ringera has released bad news to university students who are still waiting for the Higher Education Loans Board funding this semester. The Higher Education Loans Board CEO stated that the board is struggling to attain enough funds so as to Disburse the money into the accounts of the who haven't yet received their loan.

  2 months ago ago
Bad News to University Students who Haven't yet Received HELB Money

EDUCATION

Big Blow To Campus Students As HELB Announces Loan Reductions And Release Delays

University students will now receive less money, according to the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB). On Monday, September 6, HELB Chief Executive Officer Charles Ringera said that the loan would be reduced to Ksh38,000, from the prior amount of Ksh45,000 that each student was eligible for.

  2 months ago ago
Big Blow To Campus Students As HELB Announces Loan Reductions And Release Delays

POLITICS

Ruto's Fresh Headache After The Latest Surprise Political Development In Mount Kenya

Deputy President William Ruto ( Photo Courtesy) The battle for the populous Mount Kenya region ahead of the 2022 general election has taken a new twist following the Thursday meeting between ODM leader Raila Odinga and a section of Meru community politicians. In a surprise turn of events that could have a bearing on Deputy President William Ruto's State House bid, the leaders led by Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi and former Judge Aaron Ringera appeared to endorse the former Prime Minister for the top job in the President Uhuru Kenyatta succession race.

  3 months ago ago
Ruto's Fresh Headache After The Latest Surprise Political Development In Mount Kenya

EDUCATION

University students Suffer A big Blow as HELB Loan Reduced.

Higher Education Loan Board is the body responsible for giving students loan to facilitate their education. The loan is nowadays given to both University students and TVETs students. When the CEO Mr Ringera was speaking last month during the handing over ceremony of the Elimu Afya Fund by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

  5 months ago ago
University students Suffer A big Blow as HELB Loan Reduced.