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Government selects 625 learners to benefit from the student loan scheme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports through its Higher Education Student’s Financing Board announced that at least 625 successful learners to benefit from the government loan scheme in higher education for the financial year 2022/2023.

This loan scheme was introduced by the government in 2014 to benefit needy students pursuing diploma and degree programmes in higher institutions of learning.

This year’s selected learners were announced by the Minister of State for Higher Education Dr Chrystom Muyingo on Tuesday, December 6 in Kampala.

According to the minister, this year’s number of successful applicants brings to 13,405 the number of students who have benefitted since the scheme started. Muyingo noted, “There is a very high chance that many of these students would have missed out on higher education if it were not for this strategic government intervention.”

“I would therefore like us to applaud the NRM Government for continuing to innovate and introduce programs that uplift our people and position them to compete and succeed,” he added.

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