Over 90 students joining Secondary School next have received full scholarships from the county Government of Makueni.
The scholarship was awarded to candidates who scored over 370 marks in 2022 KCPE and are from needy backgrounds.
Makueni Governor Mutula Kilonzo Junior noted that his government will support education in every possible way. He revealed that despite scholarships being offered by Government and different organizations most children were still being left out.
Mutula urged those selected to ensure they maintain high standards of discipline and study hard in a bid to change the situation back at home.
He disclosed plans by his Government to begin a kitty that will sponsor many students not only to secondary school but also universities abroad.
“We must open a fund not just for this government but should run even to the year 2050. As a county, we must go beyond educating secondary and university. We must now focus at some point so that we can have students going to specific universities all over the world,” said Mutula.
“Some to go to Harvard, Cambridge, Capetown, Oxford, and many others and I promise you in ten years we will see the results,” he added.
Mutula promised to partner with the diaspora team from the county in providing such scholarships.