Monday, September 12, 2016

HESLB paid around 3.58bn/ - to 2192 phantom understudies in 2015/16

THE Higher Education Students' Loans Board (HESLB) has said that in regards to 3.58bn/ - has been paid to more than 2192 phantom understudies from colleges and schools countrywide.

Introducing its report to PAC, HESLB Chief Executive Officer Abdul-Razaq Badru said that after it had directed check in 31 colleges and universities, it discovered that it had paid 2192 apparition understudies amid the year 2015/16.


Badru likewise said that they will likewise make checks in around 50 other higher learning establishments which were excluded in the activity in the coming scholastic year.

"We will keep making checks to around 50 higher learning foundations that have not been confirmed," he said.

He facilitate said that in the 2015/16 scholarly year the Board dispense around 465.3bn/ - to 123,798 understudies, in 2014/15 it paid 341bn/ - to 99,069 understudies, while in 2013/14 it paid 328.31bn/ - to 96,325 understudies.

He included that in 2012/13 it paid 335.07bn/ - to 96,625 understudies, while in 2011/12 it dispensed around 317.78bn/ - to 94,773 understudies, and in 2010/11 it paid 230.04bn/ - 92,791 understudies.

Amid the year 2009/10 it pay out around 184.7bn/ - to 72,035 understudies, while in 2008/09 it laid out 139bn/ - to 58,798 understudies, and in 2007/08 dispensed 110.8bn/ - to 55,687 understudies.

In the year 2006/07 no less than 76.1bn/ - was paid to 47,554 understudies, while in 2005/06 more than 56.1bn/ - was doled out to 42,729 understudies.

The CEO said that one of their key arrangements for the 2016/17 scholarly year is to experience the Ministry of Finance and Planning in order to deduct specifically every one of HESLB's obligations from the specialists who have been profited from the project when they were understudies.

Notwithstanding, the Controller and Auditor's General (CAG) further noticed that HESLB's oganisational diagram on ICT office was not specifically answering to the CEO, but rather it was answering to the Director of Planning and Research.


The CAG said that the poor reporting structure prompted deficient basic leadership which may have influenced the association's capacity to convey its administrations and may influence it future as a going concern, considering the way that the Board is making a beeline for utilizing ICT in a large portion of its operations.

The CAG suggested that: "The opportunity has already come and gone HESLB rebuilt or changed the reporting stream to permit the ICT office to work specifically with the CEO according to Section 8.8 of the administration's orders through the Public Service Management – President's Office issued in July 2012".

"ICT division ought to cut over the hierarchical offices in matters including data innovation, the board might set up a powerful ICT council to steel all ICT exercises including future ICT advancement the board means to contribute on," the CAG report prescribed.

Advanced education Students' Loans Board was built up by Act No. 9 of 2004 and introduced by the Minister for Higher Education, Science and Technology on the March 30, 2005 and got to be operational in July 2005.

The target of the Board is to help, on an advance premise, destitute understudies who secure confirmation in authorize higher learning establishments, yet who have no financial energy to pay for the expenses of their instruction.

The Board is likewise endowed with the errand of gathering due advances from past credit recipients so as to have a rotating reserve set up in order to make it economical.
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