Needy students from Garissa County who are benefitting from Elimu Scholarship programme have been urged to display high levels of discipline while in their respective schools.
A total of 115 students in the county were selected for the programme and will be expected to present their end term report forms, newsletters and fees structure to Equity Bank which is implementing the programme on behalf of the government.
While addressing the students and their parents in Garissa town today, Garissa Township Deputy County Commissioner Solomon Komen warned that the government would disqualify any undisciplined student from the programme.
Komen noted that the government would not sponsor anyone to go to school to cause strikes and unruly behavior instead of studying.
“Everything is going to be given to you; shopping, books and even pocket money. You only have to go to school and work hard knowing where you have come from,” Komen said.
“You have to stay in the schools you have been placed for all those four years. We don’t want to start having cases of transfers here and there especially if you are in this sponsorship,” he added.
The DCC further urged the parents and guardians to take care of the students and know their whereabouts at all times during their holidays at home.
Area Sub County Director of Education Ali Buthul called on the parents to abide by the guidelines set by the ministry including attending monthly meetings when called.
“Parents will be responsible for creating a conducive learning environment for the students while at home and set aside time for the students to do their homework and revise,” Buthul said.
This year, a total of 9000 students were selected for the Elimu scholarship countrywide and another 1000 under the Wings to Fly.
By Erick Kyalo