HELB revokes beneficiaries’ clearance certificates.
57 beneficiaries’ clearance certificates have recently been withdrawn by the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
The particular grounds for this decision were not stated in an official notification that HELB distributed to the public on Tuesday, September 12.
The underlisted HELB clearance certifications have been withdrawn with immediate effect, the public is hereby notified. Please get in touch with HELB for more details,” the notification instructs.
People who have successfully repaid their HELB loans and people who have never received HELB loans are both eligible to receive clearing certificates from HELB.
A compliance certificate is given to people who are in the process of repaying their loans or who need HELB approval but have not yet received any loans.
Employees need the document in order to present it to their employers and stop further deductions from their wages for HELB loan repayment.
After finishing loan repayment, clearance certificates can be obtained at HELB offices without paying any additional fees. However, there is a Sh1,000 application charge for clearing certificates for non-beneficiaries.
Non-loanee compliance certifications are accessible online through the HELB portal and are free of charge for persons who have never borrowed from HELB.
During the hiring process, employers typically need a number of documentation, including the HELB compliance certificate.
Candidates may also require documentation from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI), the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), and the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).