- Previously, students who joined the university below 18 years of age were not eligible for Helb loans.
- The cabinet also approved the upgrading of 13 Technical and Vocational Colleges to National Polytechnic status.
The Cabinet has waived the requirement for national identity cards for students seeking to apply for scholarships and Helb loans.
A cabinet dispatch seen by the Star indicates that the Ministry of Education, jointly with all stakeholder were directed to fast-track access to scholarships for all eligible students.
Previously, students who joined the university at the age below 18 years were not eligible for Helb loans.
The cabinet also approved the upgrading of 13 Technical and Vocational Colleges to National Polytechnic status.
"The action by Cabinet is pursuant to the principles set out in Sessional Paper No. 1 of 2005: A Framework for Education, Training and Research; which establishes a pathway for upward mobility of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)graduates."
The institutions are; Maasai Technical Training Institute, Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology, Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology, Coast Institute of Technology, and Tseikuru Technical & Training College.
Others are; Sang’alo Institute of Science & Technology, Bureti Technical Vocational College, Jeremiah Nyagah Technical Training Institute, Mawego Technical Training Institute, and Baringo Technical Training Institute.
President William Ruto chaired the meeting in the Kakamega State Lodge.