Student whose dream had been shuttered sees hope

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A fortnight after her plight was highlighted by the media, Ms. Purity Mukongolo, whose dream to pursue University education had seemingly been shuttered due to a Khs. 40, 000 fees arrears at Kenya High School can now sigh with relief.

Speaking to West Fm, Ms. Mukongolo expressed joy of being the proud owner of her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) following philanthropic decision by Lugari MP, Ayub Savula, who stepped in and settled all outstanding fees arrears with her former high school.

“I want to express my sincere gratitude to my area MP Savula for coming to my rescue after watching, listening and reading my plight through the media,” said Ms. Mukongolo.

In 2012 Purity,  who hails from Masasuli village, Matete District in Lugari Sub County was forced to cut short her studies at Moi University’s School of Engineering where the Joint Admissions Board (JAB) had enrolled her to pursue a degree course in Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering after failing to produce her KCSE which was being held at Kenya High over the Ksh. 40, 000 arrears in fees.

But with the good gesture by the area legislator, the girl is much optimistic about returning to Moi University where she intends to continue and pursue to the highest levels her studies in telecommunications engineering.

“I keep praying while hoping the rest of the world will come to my aid soon,” says Ms. Mukongolo who scored a plain A in the 2011 KCSE.

The girl who comes from a humble background has appealed to all well wishers to help her raise funds to meet her university fees and make a dream a reality.