Kenyan Government to offer 9,000 scholarships to bright needy learners

Cabinet Secretary for Education, Hon. Ezekiel Machogu, receiving a gift from a student of Elerai Girls in Kajiado during the 3rd FAWE Triennial International Conference on Girls’ Education in Africa.

The Ministry of Education in Kenya has rolled out a countrywide selection process that will see 9,000 bright but needy learners who sat for the 2023 KCPE, get a secondary education.

The Elimu Scholarship programme, is fully financed by the Government jointly with the Global Partnership for Education, under the auspices of the Kenya Primary Education Equity in Learning (KPEEL).

The Director for Project Coordination and Delivery, Elijah Mungai, said the programme targets bright, needy and vulnerable learners in all the 47 Counties, including informal settlements in urban areas.

Mungai spoke at the Mavoko Subcounty Headquarters in Athi River township in Machakos County on the sidelines of the interview of the learners who applied for the scholarships.

Area senior Assistant County Commissioner, Micah Ondoro said the subcounty will secure 41 learners out of the over 85 shortlisted.

He said his team, composed of community leaders, ensure that only the very deserving get the scholarship.

Mungai said the Ministry of Education will, upon securing the 9,000 learners from the 2023 KCPE, have provided scholarships to 55,000 learners over the last five year.

Mungai said the Elimu Scholarship programme is part of the government’s efforts to ensure transition, retention and completion of secondary education among learners from poor, marginalized and vulnerable family backgrounds.

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