Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu on Saturday presided over the Marsabit County Scholarship Award Ceremony of 1040 students who are part of the 5th cohort of the county’s fund beneficiaries.
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The scholarship was launched in 2019 and over 2700 students from the county have benefited.
The beneficiaries are needy and bright students who scored over 300marks (for girls) and 320 marks (for boys) in the 2022 KCPE.
The County government will pay in full secondary school fees for the next four years for all the students in the schools as admitted as part of the scholarship scheme in 2023.
The County will spend 143million to roll out the scholarship in 2023 alone.
Marsabit County Scholarship Fund is a commendable example of how devolved governments can complement the efforts of the National Government, parents & well-wishers, in ensuring that deserving learners are not denied access to education because of their socio-economic background
Education CS Cabinet Secretary, Ezekiel Machogu officiated the event which was also attended by other leaders, parents, teachers and other education stakeholders in the County.