The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Educational Publishers today, 13th February, announced it would sponsor 164 students from poor families and those living with disabilities for their entire secondary school education.
Speaking at the company’s Nairobi headquarters, the board of director’s chairperson, Khadija Mohamed Awale, said they had visited the needy students’ homes to make sure that the selection was transparent and accountable.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha presented the scholarships to the students.
The foundation has sponsored 10,000 needy students in the past six decades, and plans to support another 200 students this year to the tune of Ksh63.9 million in the scholarship programme.
“We will keep on helping needy students every year,” Awale declared.
She said that students living with disabilities would be given the first priority.
This was in a bid to help the government attain the 100 percent transition policy.
The government came up with an initiative dubbed Elimu Scholarship Programme and with help from the World Bank, sponsored 900 needy 2019 KCPE exam candidates.
Yesterday, former Yatta MP Francis Mwangangi Kilonzo urged the government to ensure that the 100 percent transition policy is attained.