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UNZA students awarded loans

By Arnold Tutu Two thousand six hundred and seventy-four eligible first-year students at the University of Zambia –UNZA- have been awarded student loans. Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Board -HELSB- Senior Corporate Communications Officer CHISELWA KAWANDA says the loans are for the 2023/2024 academic year. Ms. KAWANDA says the Board received 5,094 applications for sponsorship

Student loans interest rate reduced

By Honester Mshoka Government has reduced interest rates on student loans from 15 to 10 percent effective January 2024. Education Minister, DOUGLAS SYAKALIMA says the decision follows wide consultations between Government through the Higher Education Loans and Scholarship Board and various stakeholders. Mr. SYAKALIMA is optimistic that the reduction will encourage those who have not

HELSB Act to be amended

(ZANIS) The Higher Education Loans and Scholarship Board -HELSB- has started the process to Amend its Act. This is in order to suit the Eighth National Development Plan -8NDP- and the Vision 2030. HELSB Senior Corporate Communications Officer CHISELWA KAWANDA, says the board has received policy direction from government to increase access to education. Ms.

HELSB awards loans to CBU first year students

By Brian Mwale The Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Board has awarded student loans to 2,125 first year students at Copperbelt University -CBU- for the 2022-2023 academic year. This is from 4,846 applications the board received for sponsorship at CBU, out of which 4,664 applicants were eligible. Board Senior Corporate Communications Officer CHISELWA KAWANDA says
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