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The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) has announced loans for students pursuing courses in the Maritime sector.

In a statement on Monday, June 17, HELB said the loans will be given to students learning at the Bandari Maritime Academy and other Maritime Training Institutions approved by Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA).

“Ahoy, Seafaring Scholars! Subsequent Loan Applications Open! Apply now for the subsequent Maritime Education and Training (METs) Fund loan,” HELB stated.

According to the board, the applicants must be pursuing Craft certificate or Diploma in Nautical Science and Marine Engineering, have proficiency in STCW courses, must have completed certificates or diploma in approved METI approved by KM

A or have relevant sea experience, a CDC /Seamans book, Certificate of Competency courses, and a letter of eligibility from Kenya Maritime Authority.

How to apply

The applicants are required to log in to the HELB student portal and fill out the required form depending on whether they are pursuing an Academic, Proficiency, or Competency course.

After the application, they will print two copies of the application form and ensure the form is properly filled, signed, and stamped by the relevant authorities and guarantors.

A copy of the duly completed application form with the necessary documents should be submitted at the HELB Desk at the nearest Huduma Center or at Mezzanine 1 Anniversary Towers.

“Submit one copy of the duly completed application form with the necessary documents at the HELB Desk at the nearest Huduma Center or at Mezzanine 1 Anniversary Towers Retain one copy of the duly filled loan application form (Mandatory),” HELB stated.

HELB will use the email and telephone contacts provided on the loan application to reach out to the students and the number of students who will be supported will depend on the availability of funds.

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