Who are we?
The Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB) was established in February, 2014 by an Act of Parliament HESFB Act No. 2 of 2014, with a mandate to provide Loans and Scholarships to Ugandan students to pursue Higher Education.
HESFB is intended to provide loans and scholarships to Ugandan students who have qualified to pursue accredited courses of study or programmes in the recognized Higher Education Institutions in Uganda but are unable to support themselves financially. HESFB implements the Students Loan Scheme.
Increasing Access to Higher Education.
To increase equitable access to Technical and Higher Education.
To support highly qualified Ugandan students who may not afford Higher Education.
To ensure regional balance in Higher Education services in Uganda.
To support courses critical for national development.
To ensure a sustainable revolving loans fund.
Information and profiles of the HESFB Board of directors
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Board and accountable for reviewing, evaluating and making recommendations about the Board’s Strategic plan and objectives. The Board is headed by the Chairman and consists of nine directors, each of whom is appointed by the Minister of Education and Sports for a three-year renewable term. Directors include one Executive Director and eight Non- Executive Directors who represent each of the stakeholder groups of members and Government.
Dr. Eng. Charles Wana-Etyem (PhD)
Michael O. Wanyama (CPA)
Fred Toskin Cherukut
Prof. Joy Constance Kwesiga
Dr. Jane Egau Okou
Rev. Canon Dr. Alex Mugisha Kagume
Our Management Team
Information and profiles of the HESFB Management Team
The Board’s Executive Committee provides the overall organization’s direction and acts on behalf of the Board of Directors. They are responsible for overseeing the daily implementation of Board policies and the Schemes’ strategic direction.
Michael O. Wanyama (CPA)
Director Finance & Administration
Senior Human Resource Officer
Manager Legal Affairs
Senior Internal Auditor
Alex Ngobi Kazinga
Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
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The Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) or sometimes referred to as “The Board” operates this website as one of our numerous platforms to enhance communication and ensure smooth flow of information with you our stakeholders.
The Higher Education Students’ Financing Board is a semi-autonomous government body established in May, 2014 by an Act of Parliament HESFB Act No. 2 of 2014, with a mandate to provide financing for Higher Education in form of loans and scholarships.
The Board offers Loans and Scholarships to Ugandans who intend to pursue accredited courses of study or programme of Higher Education in accredited institutions of higher learning, recognized by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).