Mr Benjamin Cheboi, secretary, Higher Education Loans Board.
...Mr Benjamin Cheboi, the secretary of HELB, says the Motion should be looked at from a needs background and not services point of view.
"Politicians believe that for goods and services to get to the people, the person distributing it must be physically present," he
argues, is expensive."It would mean renting many offices and employing more staff and allocating more resources like cars yet we are already under-funded," he
says the board is efficient and has asked for more money from the exchequer to help more students.He
is lobbying the Government to increase its allocation to Sh2 billion from Sh800 million annually.He
says it is not logical to give each district equal amounts of money as more proponents of decentralisation have argued.For example, the number of students qualifying for university in North Eastern Province is much lower than that in Central Province."One can decentralise through the use of information communication technologies," he
, the best option is one that minimises expenses while maximising income.
" The firm helps us track those who have refused to repay their loans and to establish incidents of deaths," says Cheboi
If the body could recover more than half of its loans, it would establish a revolving fund to generate more money to help students apart from what hey receive from the exchequer, says Cheboi