Kwale, KENYA: Students joining national schools from Kwale county will get full scholarships from county government come next year.
According to Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya, the county government will pay full fees for the students who have secured slots for the national schools.
Speaking at Lunga Lunga primary school, Mvurya assured parents that their children will start receiving their cheques from next week.
“I promise all parents that the issuing of cheques to students joining national schools selected during the first selection will begin next week then we wait for the others in the second selection,” said Mvurya.
Kwale county government started the programme dubbed ‘Elimu ni sasa’ four years ago to help bright but needy students and it has since seen the number of school drop outs reduce.
The initiative has also seen improved performance both in primary and secondary schools as students endeavor to win the scholarships.
Currently 2000 students are fully sponsored by the county government in various universities, 3800 in national schools while over 40,000 other students get normal bursaries in secondary schools and vocational training institutions.