Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya has said all students who scored 350 and above marks, in KCPE this year which is the threshold for joining national schools will be sponsored.
The Governor said those students will receive a full bursary scholarship for four years irrespective of the schools they will join.
“There has been complaints of pupils who scored 350 and above national schools’ threshold marks and who got calling letters from extra county and other schools who could be left out in our bursary program. I want to assure you that all students will be sponsored provided they got 350 marks and above,” said the Governor.
He said this at Kituoni Primary School in Samburu-Chengoni ward during prize giving. He urged Kwale residents to ignore leaders peddling tribal politics.
“We have come a long way in development. We can only progress if we unite and reject tribal perpetrators,” he said.
He said he will not relax even though his term is coming to an end but will continue to serve Kwale people “who took the trouble to wake up early to vote for me and my Deputy Madam Fatuma Achani on election day”.
CECs Saumu Beja Mahaja, Martin Kuya and chief officers Ali Joto Mwachirumbi, Mebakari Mwatabu, Sagaf Masito and Hassan Ngalaa were present.
Political Advisor Salim Mrina and other senior county officials also accompanied the Governor together with area MCA Josphat Chirema Kombo and his Kasemeni counterpart Anthony Nyawa Yama.