During the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education release of results, the Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha offered nine thousand slots for needy students who are ailing from both informal settlements and urban slums a relief to study in high schools.
The Elimu Scholarship Program is now running for the second year after it was launched in 2019. Students who may have done well and reside in slums fund it difficult to gather the huge sum of school fees to sponsor their post primary education. Most of them end up engaging in illegal activities which may get them arrested. Some may opt into drug and substance abuse as they are readily available in the slums.
The Education Cabinet Secretary stated that all the beneficiaries from the 2019 program had reported impressive results despite the tough times the corona virus may have presented. In his speech, he thanked Equity Bank through its Chief Executive Officer Dr. James Mwangi.
The application for the program is only offered online. For those interested in the program, one is required to apply by visiting this WEBSITE https://egfdmis.equitybank.co.ke/ and to fill in all the required spaces provided for them to qualify for the shortlisting of the scholarship. All those who will have gotten the opportunity to be scholared by the program will be notified in due time before the form one admission starts.
The Ministry of Education has given the Equity Bank Foundation the task to peruse all the entries and offer the opportunities in a transparent and fair way. Equity bank was also given the opportunity to select the students who had done well in their 2019 exams and came from the slums and informal settlements in the urban areas.
The Equity Bank also runs a similar program dubbed Wings to Fly which sponsors students from the high school stage and the university stage. The Wings to Fly program was founded in 2010 and has awarded over 17,300 scholarships.