Bomet – Some 120 needy pupils from vulnerable families in Bomet County who obtained their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) this year, were invited yesterday to join secondary schools after being awarded the Elimu scholarship.
The Elimu scholarship program is sponsored by the government, Equity Bank and the World Bank. It aims to empower students from vulnerable backgrounds through education.
The scholarship covers tuition, transportation to and from school, and learning materials for recipients during the four-year study period.
Pupils who benefit from the Elimu scholarship mainly come from public primary schools.
In signaling the third cohort of Elimu scholarship recipients, Bomet Central County Assistant Commissioner Victor Kisachi said the initiative is in line with the government’s policy of 100% transition from primary school to school. secondary.
“Our government is working to ensure that all students complete their primary education and move on to the next level of education, which is secondary schools. The Ministry of Education has incorporated programs like this for the benefit of vulnerable children of society,” Kisachi explained.
The administrator advised the students who were successful in getting the scholarship to abide by ministry regulations and work hard now that all their educational needs have been taken care of.
Reports from the Elimu scholarship scheme say that 9,000,000 students who applied for the Kenya Primary Teachers Certificate 2021 across the country have been selected to be sponsored by the scheme which started three years ago. So far, it has benefited about 27,000 poor students. -Kna
Kenya: 120 Needy Students at Bomet Get Full Sponsorship Under Elimu Scholarship
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