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Gaps in the implementation of Uganda’s students’ loan scheme

TitleGaps in the implementation of Uganda’s students’ loan scheme
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsKyaligonza, R
JournalMakerere Journal of Higher Education
Volume9
Issue1
KeywordsFunding, Higher education reform, Student loan schemes
Abstract

his study was conducted to examine the performance of the student loan scheme in Uganda. Making reference to related literature, views of selected stakeholders, and the performance of government’s earlier lending programmes, the study identifies gaps in the performance of the scheme. These are in the areas of application procedures; disbursement; and structures for recovery. To enhance the reach of the loan scheme, it is recommended that government decentralises some of its operations to district level. It is recommended that the loan application forms be stationed at Advanced Level Secondary Schools to ease access. It is also recommended that the Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) sensitises the general public about the law .governing the university education loan scheme.