The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) has announced that the government, through HELB, was offering loans to Kenyan nurses seeking to further their studies. 

According to the institution, nurses who take up this offer will be advanced Ksh500,000 towards paying their tuition fees. 

The amount will be payable over a five-year period and will attract a modest interest rate of 4 per cent. 

Titled Advanced Nursing Education Fund, the credit will be accessible through the HELB portal, according to the government entity. 

Students interested in the Ksh500,000 must provide a copy of an admission letter from a HELB-compliant institution. 

The loan is available for continuing nursing students as well as those seeking to enrol for further studies and have already secured an admission letter. 

Additionally, interested applicants must submit a filled application form which can be accessed through the HELB portal. 

Other documents needed for eligibility include a copy of the national identity card and three recent payslip copies certified by the employer.