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 Kakamega students benefit from Elimu scholarship

A total of 459 students from Kakamega have been selected to benefit from the prestigious Elimu scholarship.

The Scholarship is a collaboration between the Ministry of Education and the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation(JKF) that targets students from vulnerable families.

The Scholarship covers school fees, shopping, uniform, school kit, transport to and from school and pocket money.

Kakamega Acting County Commissioner Ngalia Ndaya flagged off the beneficiaries of the scholarship at Masinde Muliro University noting that the government is committed to ensure 100% transition.

Speaking during the flagging-off ceremony, the County Executive Committee member for education Dr. Bonface Okoth urged parents of the beneficiary students to monitor their children’s academic and character development.

Okoth encouraged other students across the county to apply for the African Canadian Continuing Education Society(ACCES) scholarship that targets to support top students from all the 12 sub-counties to pursue higher education.

He noted that the county government has also increased its annual bursary allocation from Sh120 million to Sh240 million while encouraging students to apply.

“We are committed to supporting our county residents to access quality education by ensuring that students go to school and shoulder the burdens of parents during tough economic times,” he noted.

By Moses Wekesa

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