The government has some amazing news for students who wish to take various certificate, diploma, and advanced diploma courses- and that’s in form of the KUCCPS HELB loan.
Now, concerned that nearly 70% and 65% of students who scored D+ in their KCSE in 2017 and 2018 respectively are still at home, the government has initiated what they’re calling the #OperationPelekaMtotoTVET project.
Under the project, every deserving students from this group- estimated to be as many as 900000 youths- will be awarded a shs.40000 KUCCPS HELB loan to help them fund their studies at any government TVET college in Kenya.
Out of the shs.40,000, HELB will send shs.26,400 directly to your TVET college of choice to cater for Tuition fees while the balance (up to sh.14,000) will be sent directly to the student’s bank account to cater for his/her upkeep while in college.
You are to use these funds to settle rent, food, stationery, food, and other living expenses as you study.
But the KUCCPS HELB loan is not even the best bit of the ongoing government initiative to empower Kenyan youths …
The thing is the government is literary paying for your college education 100%…How?
Take a look:
The ministry of education has drastically cut down the tuition fees for all TVET courses- from paying shs. 96,000 annually, students are now required to deposit just shs.56,400 the whole year, regardless of the course! Isn’t that amazing?
Then, out of the shs.56,400, the state is funding shs.26,400 from the KUCCPS HELB loan which means you only have shs.30000 to worry about.
You shouldn’t actually fret about the shs.30000 since the ministry again sends a shs.30000 capitation to every student account as long as you have been admitted through KUCCPS!
Not only that:
Stakeholders such as county governments and CDF across the country are offering bursaries to these students to help them meet other incidental charges such as exam fees.
In a nutshell, you can attain your desired college diploma/certificate without spending a penny!
This is a first in Kenya’s education history and is expected to help battle soaring unemployment as more and more youths attend college.
Notably, college education in Kenya has undergone a massive revolution.
It started with the construction of over 100 new TVET colleges across the various constituencies in Kenya, each of which has been supplied with equipment worth hundreds of millions of shillings.
Simultaneously, the state department of higher education has been actively retraining TVET college lecturers on the new CBET curriculum which aims at ensuring that college graduates have market-ready skills.
CBET lays more emphasis on technical skills rather than theoretical knowledge which has been the mainstay of the old curriculum.
And so it’s a whole new dawn for Kenyan youths and a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to take the course of your dreams almost free!
Those who wish to apply should visit KUPPS HELB loan offers page here.
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KUCCPS HELB Loan contacts
In case you need any clarification, get in touch with HELB Contact Centre here, their Head Office at Anniversary Towers, Nairobi, or your nearest Huduma Centre.
You can as well call them via 0711 052000.