We started as the Zanzibar Education Fund was introduced in 2006. Government initiated Education Fund for payment of Tuition and Examination fees to students attending tertiary education for different levels, Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees. Students and their Parents were required to meet the cost for Meals and Accommodation.
In 2011, ZHELB was established through Act No. 3 of 2011 and started operations in August 2011 as an autonomous institution. Board initiated for payment and repayment of Higher Education loans from graduate students. The Board reports to the Minister responsible for Education in Zanzibar.
To provide maximum possible financial support to all eligible Zanzibaris pursuing higher education
To have a Zanzibar society with sufficient number of competent professionals in all fields of expertise