Over 600 benefit from gov’t sponsorship for higher education this year
By AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
The ministry of Education and Sports through its Higher Education Student’s Financing Board has announced at least 625 successful learners to benefit from government sponsorship scheme in higher education for the financial year 2022/2023.
This year’s selected learners were announced by the Minister of State for Higher Education Dr. Chrystom Muyingo yesterday.
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.
He pointed out that there is need for more funding to capitalise the Higher Education Students’ Financing Board while the demand for student loans has certainly surpassed the available resources, a sign that the lower education interventions are working tremendously well.