Gov't to withdraw funds for underperforming students

Results of students to determine funding

Parents and students during the Form 1 admission process at a Kenyan secondary school (Twitter)

Underperforming students will lose funding in form of government bursaries, Lamu County government has warned.

Shela Ward MCA Azhar Mbarak, who is the Finance Chairman, stated that students who register poor results after getting the funds, would either receive less money or lose the sponsorship in whole.

“The county government has prioritized education and that is why we have allocated millions of shillings to cater for the sector this year.

“We have already assured locals that all students getting 300 marks and above in KCPE will get direct sponsorship from the county government.

 “All in all, we want to advise parents to encourage their students to work hard in class. We will not tolerate a scenario where bright students become too comfortable and start underperforming especially after getting the county scholarship.

“You either work hard, be consistent in your performance or else you will lose that scholarship,” remarked Mbarak.

Mbarak further pointed that the county had set aside Sh127 million to provide bursaries for students in secondary schools, colleges and universities.

KCPE certificates witheld

In a different case, a section of form one students in Nairobi County in January, had been expected to miss out on the chance to get the government sponsorship after their KCPE certificates were withheld by their schools.

Baraka Primary School in Buruburu, was one of the schools that had been accused of refusing to issue the students with the documents over claims of fee arrears.

Over 15 parents from the school had claimed they could not get the funding due to lack of the important document.

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