Education CS Ezekiel Machogu issues statement following the Release of Kes. 2.7 Billion Meant for University Student Loans and Bursaries
The following is the Cabinet Secretary for Education’s full speech as the government disburses Kes. 2.7 billion for University Loans and Bursaries.
For Immediate Release
February 3rd, 2023
GOVERNMENT DISBURSES KSH. 2.7 BILLION FOR UNIVERSITY LOANS AND BURSARIES FOR 180,000 STUDENTS
The Ministry of education is aware that the majority of Government sponsored students in our public and private universities are preparing to sit their end of semester examinations for the 2022/2023 Academic Calendar.
To enable the affected students to be registered with their respective universities ahead of the examinations, I wish to announce that The National Treasury & Economic Planning has released funds for the students’ loans and bursaries for 180,000 legible students.
The funds have been sent to the Higher Education Loans Board for further disbursement to legible students.
I therefore wish to assure all the affected students that they will be eligible for registration ahead of the examinations. Further, I direct all universities to ensure that all beneficiaries of government loans and bursaries are given the opportunity to sit their end of semester examinations as scheduled.
Hon Ezekial Machogu, CBS
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