Bomet – About 120 low-income students from vulnerable families in Bomet County, who received a certificate of primary education in Kenya (KCPE) this year, were expelled from high school yesterday after receiving an scholarship to Elim.
The Elimu Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Government, Equity Bank and the World Bank. It aims to enable students from vulnerable backgrounds to gain opportunities through education.
The scholarship provides payment of school fees, transportation to and from school, and study materials for beneficiaries over a four-year period of study.
Students who enjoy the Elimu Scholarship are mostly from public elementary schools.
Noting the third cohort of Elimu scholarship recipients, Bomet County Deputy Central Commissioner Victor Kisachi confirmed that the initiative is in line with the government’s policy of a 100 per cent transition from primary to secondary school.
“Our government is working to ensure that all students complete primary education and move to the next level of education, which is secondary schools. The Ministry of Education has included such programs to benefit vulnerable children in society,” Kisachi said.
The administrator advised students who managed to get a scholarship to follow the ministry’s regulations and work hard now that all their educational needs are met.
Reports from the Elimu Scholarship Program show that 9,000 students who received the 2021 Kenya Primary Education Certificate nationwide were selected to sponsor the program, which began three years ago. So far, they have benefited about 27,000 poor students. – Kna