Mon, Apr 1, 2019 2:16 PM
On 28th March 2019, the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) signed an MOU for The Certified Human Resource Professionals [CHRP] examination financing. As a result of this MOU, all Postgraduate Diploma students pursuing Certified Human Resource Professional Courses (CHRP) are eligible to benefit from the HELB Jielimishe Loan. The students can apply for up to KSh100,000 per annum. This product will, however, only benefit employed applicants with a first degree.
Mr. Muriithi Ndegwa, CEO Kenya Institute of Management said, “…we offer the CHRP Diploma in all KIM Branches in Kenya and will encourage our salaried students to apply for the HELB Jielimishe Loan.” The HELB Jielimishe Loan was introduced on 14th January 2019 under the Jielimishe, Jiendeleze tagline. HELB CEO, Mr. Charles Ringera said, “…in the last two months, we have so far received 870 interested applicants for the HELB Jielimishe Loan out of which 183 [21%] are specifically requested for the HR Post Graduate Diploma.
A great boost to the HR profession
This move is a great boost to the HR profession, an area that requires specialized knowledge, skills, and training especially now due to the evolving nature of the workplace and employees.
The event marked yet another key achievement that will see an increase in the number of students that will benefit from KIM’s high quality and top-notch products and services. Mr. Ndegwa reiterated KIM`s commitment to offering high-level education and exposure to diverse leadership and management concepts that are key in an ever more dynamic and complex world. “Ultimately, our responsibility as a training institution is to churn out individuals who become good ambassadors of integrity in our country, role models in their respective spheres and responsibilities and most importantly, people who live and promote excellence in leadership and management,” he said.
Caption: Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) CEO, Mr. Charles Ringera (left) and The Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) CEO, Mr. Muriithi Ndegwa after signing the MoU that will see all Postgraduate Diploma students pursuing CHRP at KIM benefit from the HELB Jielimishe Loan