After completion of the Form One selection exercise, the Bungoma County government has made available a scholarship program that will benefit students and enable them to access secondary education. Bungoma Education CEC Dr. Betty Mayeku said those who are eligible for the scholarship must have scored above three hundred and fifty marks and be residents of Bungoma County and be coming from poor families.
She said they must apply from their respective wards and the forms will be vetted soon after the deadline set for Friday the 13th elapses, adding that being a competitive process, they must ensure it is fair and transparent.
Dr. Mayeku also cautioned the parents against being lured by brokers to give out money in order to be considered saying the process is free of charge and anyone found soliciting for money will be arrested.
She also encouraged those living with disabilities to apply saying affirmative action will be highly regarded in the whole process that will ensure secondary education is totally funded, “The Governor’s scholarship was started way back in 2007 and has been able to help over 800 students and we are aiming to help them finish their studies as we monitor their academic performance.” she said.