Fifty-four bright pupils from poor backgrounds, who sat their Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination (KCPE) in Tindiret Sub-County, have been awarded scholarships to pursue secondary education.
Speaking on Saturday during commissioning at Got N Lel Secondary School, Area MP Julius Melly, said the scholarship will cater for school fees, transport and learning materials through the four year period.
Melly, who also doubles as the National Assembly Education Committee Chairperson, lauded the World Bank funded program aimed at benefiting poor and vulnerable children from financially constrained families.
The legislator further revealed that his constituency is the first beneficiary in the entire county adding that under the program, the students now have the opportunity to join schools in which they had been placed.
The Elimu Scholarship Program is a Kenya government-run education scholarship funded by the World Bank through the Ministry of Education and the Equity Group foundation.
It targets to benefit 18,000 needy but bright children access secondary education in Kenya over the next two years. This year the first cohort of 9,000 have been selected across the country.
The scholarship takes care of school fees, transport and learning materials.