Selection Process For Elimu Scholarship Kicks Off. In an effort to promote secondary education accessibility throughout the nation, the government has started the selection process for the Elimu Scholarship program, which is aimed at individuals who obtained their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education last year.
Elijah Mungai, a Director in charge of Projects Coordination and Delivery at the Ministry of Education, spoke in Athi-River during the exercise’s launch. He stated that 9,000 underprivileged students will benefit from the selection process, which is now taking place in all 47 counties and 15 urban informal settlements across the country.
“This is being implemented throughout the entire nation, focusing on every sub-county and aiming to reach the most susceptible kids through the community-based selection approach, in which the communities themselves sit down and determine which kids are in need,” Mungai stated.
While the cut-off marks for eligibility are set at 280, Mungai emphasized the government’s primary consideration is for marginalized and special needs learners.
The scholarships are set to cover various aspects, including fee payments, personal effects, transportation to and from school, as well as mentorship and monitoring processes for the learners.
“We are also keen to look at learners like those with special needs. For those ones, we will lower down a bit,” said Mungai.
Selection Process For Elimu Scholarship Kicks Off
Micah Andoro, Athi-River Sub-County Senior Assistant County Commissioner said her office had received 297 applications out of which the Community Selection Advisory Committee will select 41.
“We had 297 applications and they were 85 shortlisted. And from this, we want to pick 41 comprising of 23 girls and 18 boys,” said Andoro.
Through intelligence examination and physical visits, the Community Selection Advisory Committee will ensure that only deserving applicants get the chance.