Job seekers and those who need HELB clearance Certificates will now get it for free.This is after the ministry of higher learning through Higher Education Loans Board updated on their page.The Helb @HELBpage has finally REMOVED the punitive ksh.1000 charges for all those applying for clearance certificates from HELB.You will now get HELB certificates FREE of charge
Through a statement from CEO Charles Ringera, the board said it will stop charging Sh1,000 for the youths seeking jobs, saying that the fee has been perceived as punitive for those who did not benefit from the student loans.
The board added that complaints had been raised in various platforms regarding the same with some saying that unemployment and under-employment challenges could not allow them to raise the money.
Helb said that slow economic growth and escalated cost of living as well as retrenchment and downsizing affecting all sectors which have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic has hardened their situation.
Ringera said waiving the fee is expected to motivate Kenyan youth to seek their HELB compliance certificates as they seek jobs or opportunities to contribute towards building the nation.