The chairmen plan to collaborate more
In todays HESLB News – BOARD OF DIRECTORS ZHELB MAKES A WORKING VISIT HESLB. The Board of Directors of the Zanzibar Higher Education Credit Board (ZHELB) led by its Chairman Prof. Mohammed Hafidh Khalfan today made a business visit to the offices of the Higher Education Student Loans Board (HESLB) in Dar es Salaam to meet with the Board of Directors of HESLB to share experiences with the aim of increasing productivity and efficiency in performance.
During the visit, ZHELB Board Members were received by HESLB Board Chairman Prof. Hamisi Dihenga and his Vice Chairman Dr. Rukkaya Muhammed and then received a presentation from HESLB Executive Director Abdul-Razaq Badru.
In the presentation, the Executive Director of HESLB explained to the members of the Board about the efficiency achieved following the strengthening of the use of information and communication technology (IT) in the operational systems of HESLB starting from application, analysis, planning, payment and recovery of loans.
Previously, the Chairman of the Board of ZHELB Prof. Khalfan has said that HESLB is doing a good job of providing loans to a large number of qualified Zanzibar students and thus significantly reducing the pressure on ZHELB. Also Read :HESLB ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF ‘DIPLOMA’ LOANS 2023/2024
“Our missions are compatible since the institutions we lead have similar goals… our guarantee and trust is to find ways to enable students to study without problems”, emphasized Prof. Khalfan and added that such meetings should be put on the calendars of those institutions once or twice a year.
And HESLB Board Chairman Prof. Dihenga has given an opinion to the managements of HESLB and ZHELB to monitor whether the Laws allow the two Boards to work together so that there is a mechanism to meet once a year to solve common challenges.
“If the Laws allow these two Boards to work together, let’s be like two Boards we meet once a year to solve common challenges”, said Prof. Dihenga.
HESLB and ZHELB entered into an official agreement by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in April, 2021 with the aim of exchanging information and student data so that the two institutions can work more efficiently; and there has been a coordination of officers to meet every quarter for practical issues, especially in lending.