Ruto Plans To Dismantle HELB

President William Ruto announced that his administration intended to dissolve the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).

Ruto Plans To Dismantle HELB

While welcoming the new year at the State House in Mombasa, he said that he wanted to offer a better choice to deal with the many difficulties college students encounter.

“In the last four months I have been in office, I have laid a perfect groundwork that will transform the country’s tertiary education system."

“Instead of different funding systems, the government will establish the National Skill and Funding Council (NSFC) that will amalgamate the existing funding bodies,” President Ruto revealed.

He then declared that the government would discontinue Technical and Vocational Education and Training(TVET) funding.

According to Ruto, the NSFC will be superior to HELB because it will raise financing by up to 45%.

"The new body will double the current HELB funds from Ksh11 billion to Ksh22 billion," Ruto said.

"NSFC will further mobilize grants, bursaries, and scholarships from private and public sponsors to cover non-tuition costs,” he continued.

The president had assigned a task group with recommending a governance and funding structure for TVET training and development, university education, research, and training.

The report produced by the task committee tasked with reviewing the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) served as the foundation for Ruto's decision.