The Ministry of education has announced 9,000 scholarship opportunities for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) 2020 candidates from needy and vulnerable households.
This is the second year running, the Government is offering 9,000 scholarships under the Elimu Scholarship Programme.
The program which was initiated in 2019 targets pupils from informal settlements and urban slums.
Reports from all public schools show that the 2019 KCPE candidates who benefitted from the programme are doing exceptionally well in the schools they were admitted to.
“As I announced during the release of the KCPE results on April 15, 2020, the Government will award 9,000 scholarships to needy and vulnerable 2020 KCPE candidates, including those from informal settlements and urban slums.” He said.
How To Apply
Education CS Prof. Magoha noted that application will be done online via a portal.
“I request all the 2020 KCPE candidates wishing to be considered for the Elimu Scholarship Programme to apply through the online portal https://egfdmis.equitybank.co.ke/.” He says.
As it was the case last year, the Government has again contracted the Equity Group Foundation to assist in the selection process, to ensure it is fair and transparent.
While releasing KCPE 2020 results, CS Magoha thanked Equity bank for working hand in hand with the government in seeing to it that the whole exercise is done effectively and transparently.
“I also thank the Equity Bank Management led by Dr James Mwangi for working with the Ministry to effectively manage the scholarship programme,” stated Magoha.