By Spy Uganda
The State Minister for Higher Education, Hon. Dr. Chrysestom Muyingo yesterday released the list of the 8th Cohort of successful applicants for study loans under the Students’ Loan Scheme for the Academic Year 2021/22.
The list includes successful applicants from “Lot 1” institutions who applied to study various Undergraduate degree and Undergraduate diploma programmes in 4 Public Universities and 12 Private Chartered Universities.
During the event hosted at the Uganda Media Center, Hon. Muyingo congratulated Board members and secretariat staff at the Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB) for the tireless effort in processing the 8th Cohort of study loans under the Students Loan Scheme thereby supporting qualified but needy Ugandan youth to access higher education.
According to the release report, the Board received a total of 4,797 Loan applications for Lot I institutions and of these 3,926 were appraised and found eligible for support. The remaining 871 applications were rejected as they were found to lie outside the eligibility criteria. Of the processed total of 3,926 applications, 2,856 (72.7%) were male applicants while 1,070 (27.3%) were female applicants.
In the AY2021/22 Government allocated funds to support 1600 Students under the Students’ Loan Scheme. Lot 1 institutions include;
- African Bible University
- Bishop Stuart University
- Bugema University
- ISBAT University
- Islamic University in Uganda
- Kampala International University
- Kampala University
- Mountains of the Moon University
- Ndejje University
- Nkumba University
- Uganda Christian University
- Uganda Martyrs University
- Mbarara University of Science and Technology
- Kabale University
- Busitema University
- Muni University