Ruto to abolish Helb and TVET Funding
Kenya’s president William Ruto has promised that he is going to abolish the Helb and TVET funding. Subsequently, he will establish a national skills and funding council to connect universities and technical institutions in order to provide a credit transfer framework and to support academic progression.
The National Education Fund will mobilise grants, bursaries, and scholarships from private and public sponsors to cover non-tuition costs.
“To bridge the current higher education funding gap of up to 45 per cent, the government will establish the National Skill and Funding Council that amalgamates Helb, TVET, and University Funding Board.
“This immediately doubles the current Higher Education Loans Board funding from Sh11 billion to Sh22 billion and eliminates interest on Helb loans.”