Education

HELB to Forgive Student Loans for all Non-performing Degrees

The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) has announced that it is willing to forgive any student loan issued in the past if one can prove that the loan never helped them. This is the first time that HELB is taking a conciliative tone to the war on loan defaulters. HELB noted that there is no

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Governance

Man who Received Free Tuition, Food, Boom and Ready Job Wants Graduates to Pay HELB Loans Quickly

A local old man has expressed his frustrations with the Kenyan graduates after it emerged most of them have not been paying their HELB loans due to the prevailing tough economic conditions. Terming it as the sure sign of irresponsibility by the recent graduates, the man said that he doesn’t understand why these people don’t

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Politics

Although BBI will not Address Unemployment, it will Make Life Easier for Unemployed Kenyans

Joblessness is a major challenge in Kenya. For the young people aged 18 -35 who are looking for jobs, the most readily available job opportunity is looking for a job. And while some of them will not admit that they are jobless because it affects both their short term and long term relationships, the fact

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Social

6 Reasons why Comrades should be the ones Cleaning Universities

Universities spend millions of shillings every year paying for cleaning services, while at the same time sitting on a huge pile of free labor that can be used to do the work. Our research has shown that Universities would be better off if they saved themselves the money and used that free labor. This can

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Governance

HELB Promises to Refund all the Money it has Collected for Compliance Certificates

The Higher Education Loans Board in Kenya has finally seen the light. In what appears to be a Zacchaeus moment, the Board has promised to refund all the money it stole from non-beneficiaries who were forced to seek for compliance certificates when looking for jobs. For years, HELB has been forcing people who did not

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Education

HELB to Stop Funding Engineering Courses in Kenya Citing too Many Unemployed Engineers

The Higher Education Loans Board in Kenya (HELB) has announced that it will stop funding all students pursuing engineering courses in Kenya, citing a market glut and lack of meaningful Return on Investment for the courses. Speaking while unveiling the plans for the September 2020 admissions, the Board said that a lot of money was

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