A total of 9,000 students who took their Kcpe in 2021 will be awarded government scholarships for their secondary education.
The cabinet Education CS George Magoha stated on Wednesday that the Elimu Scholarship will be distributed to deserving but underserved students across the country.
Equity bank, the World Bank and government of Kenya are all sponsors of the Elimu scholarship program.
Back from 2019 approximately 9000 students from low-income families have benefited from the program.
Elimu Scholarships covers school fees, transportation, instructional materials, and the four-year secondary education period.
The Magoha indicated that a total of 4,000 of those children will come from urban slums, and the rest will come from every sub-county.
Professor magoha stated this while at Kenya High School in Nairobi on Wednesday as he was commissioning CBC classroom.
He further confirmed that he will personally supervise the vetting of the beneficiaries to ensure that these scholarship are only given to deserving cases.
Prof Magoha reassured parents that all children who took the KCPE exams would be given an equal opportunity to attend national schools based on performance, choices, and affirmative action.
According to the CS, Form One selection will be based on merit, with affirmative action used to ensure that all national schools have a national perspective.
With these scholarship no child will be disadvantaged in the placement process and insisted that not all candidates who scored more than 400 points would be placed in national schools.
He also indicated that the selection criteria also favor candidates who took the exam under difficult conditions and scored well.