Equity rewards KCPE needy students
28 December 2011, 13:51
Nairobi - Following the release of this years Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results today, 2140 needy candidates are set to enjoy fully paid secondary school scholarships courtesy of the Equity Bank Group Foundation.
Under the Wings to Fly program launched earlier this year by President Mwai Kibaki, Equity Bank, Equity Group Foundation and The MasterCard Foundation with support from USAID and UKaid will offer comprehensive scholarships across the country to children from needy backgrounds who have attained 350 marks and above in this years KCPE examinations.
Speaking as part of his New Year goodwill message, Equity Bank Group Managing Director James Mwangi confirmed that deserving students from needy family backgrounds countrywide are encouraged to apply for the scholarships from the 29th of December 2011, by presenting themselves to the nearest Equity Bank branch or Equity Bank Agent, and collect application forms.
The Equity Bank boss who also chairs the Equity Group Foundation appealed to members of the public to widely share this information to ensure that all deserving and eligible children get the chance to apply for the comprehensive secondary school scholarships.
The scholarship and leadership development program, covers tuition, books, uniforms and pocket money for students who are academically gifted yet economically and socially marginalized.
Mwangi urged the students to carry their results slips or a letter from their head teacher as evidence of their score in order to be issued with the application forms.
Upon application, shortlisted students will subsequently be invited for oral interviews that will be conducted by the Equity Group Foundation District Scholarship Selection Board.
This year, the Wings to Fly program will offer 2,140 scholarships that will cater for school fees, pocket money, personal retail products shopping, books, and uniforms throughout the successful candidates secondary schooling.
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