KAMPALA – The Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB) as announced that 2,950 students will benefit from government’s study loans for the 2018/19 academic year.
Addressing a press conference at the media centre on Friday, HESFB chairman Callisto Locheng said they received a total of 4,603 applications compared to 4,218 received in 2017/18, adding that this signifies a growth of 9% in the applications received.
“I am happy to report that all the Districts from which we received applications have successful loan applicants. Therefore, the results present a national outlook and regional balance. This time around, however, we didn’t receive applicants from Moroto and Nakapripit,” Locheng said.
He also noted that the board awarded loans to persons with disabilities on affirmative action to pursue humanities and a total of 31 students with disabilities were awarded loans to pursue Humanity courses (20 male and 11 female).
According to Locheng, there has been an increase in the number of Universities admitting students taking loans to 20 Universities this academic year 2018/19 and a host of other diploma awarding institutions.
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