Prof George Magoha, the Education Cabinet Secretary, has stated that the government will prioritize bursaries and scholarships for KCPE 2021 candidates who will enroll in boarding schools.
Magoha urged members of parliament to ensure equity in the allocation of finances when he announced the placement of Form Ones on Monday, April 11.
He went on to say that some unscrupulous politicians took part of the bursary money intended for day-secondary students and pocketed it.
Magoha alluded to this by saying that his ministry would lobby for bursaries and scholarships for students attending boarding schools.
The government pays for every child’s school fees at a day secondary school, therefore if you contribute a lot of money to such candidates, it might wind up in your pocket.”
“We recommend that you only provide the scholarships to youngsters who will attend boarding schools, because day scholars just require a school uniform and lunch money.” In my case, I skipped a lot of lunch money, but does it show?” he wondered.
The CS indicated that form one students will report on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, while announcing the placement of almost 1.2 million students in secondary schools.
He added that a total of 38,797 KCPE candidates had been admitted to national schools. In addition, over 1.2 million candidates were placed in secondary schools as part of the government’s 100 per cent transition program.
Those interested in applying for a Ministry of Education bursary or loan must do so online through the Ministry’s website.
Log on to http://education.go.ke, click the online services tab and select scholarships.
Submit the form after filling in all of the essential information.
Affirmative action has been used by the Ministry in the past to ensure that orphans and students from indigenous communities are taken into account.