President M7 launches Student’s loan scheme

President Museveni launches the Students Loan Scheme emphasizing that the scheme will mainly benefit poor and needy youth seeking to pursue higher education.

President Museveni says that following the increased number of students who have passed through Universal Primary and secondary education, many qualifying students miss out of tertiary education, which is why government introduced this scheme.

The Student Loan Scheme is meant only for Ugandan students and scholars, to which government has allocated 5 billion shillings.

Education MinisterJessica Alupo says they are set to start implementing the scheme this year.

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Rose Namale