UoN Students to Start Using Biometric Cards.
Date and time: 
Thu, 2017-07-20 11:07

The cards will serve the purposes of security, identification and as an ATM card, which will enable students’ access the various services simply by swiping.

The idea is being proposed by Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) and has been successfully implemented by other universities among them: Maasai Mara University, Pwani University, Egerton and Moi University. Higher Education Loans Board has been at the forefront in funding students to enable as many students as possible to afford higher education in the university and technical colleges.

Mr. Charles Ringera, Chief Executive Officer, HELB, observed that funding higher education is a challenge the world over and even developed nations still experiencechallenges in supporting all students in the institution of higher learning.  He observed that students will soon be exposed to financial literacy classes to enable them manage their finances prudently and put the money to good use.

Mr. Ringera also took the opportunity to request the University to help it in tracking 8.5 billion shillings outstanding. Since its inception in 1974, HELB has given out 62 Billion shillings and working closely with the alumni office and the academics department to get the loan defaulters.

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Fri, 2017-12-22 11:07