The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Co-Op Bank Offers School Bursaries for Nairobi

The Co-operative Bank of Kenya yesterday announced that it will sponsor five bright needy students from Nairobi county throughout their secondary school education.

In a letter sent to Nairobi Education executive Christopher Khaemba, the bank said it has availed five scholarships to the county for the 2013 KCPE candidates.

"If you know of a candidate who is extremely needy, do advise him or her to apply. Each of the applicants should write a short letter explaining their vulnerability," said Khaemba in an advert posted outside City Hall.

He said preference will be given to those who attained 400 marks and above. Applicants have been asked to drop their applications to City Hall annex 9th floor before January 27. In last years KCPE exams, Nairobi County came position 7 with a mean score of 265 marks.

Kirinyaga County came position one with a mean of 274 marks. However, our efforts to get the County Education chiefs to explain to us what they are doing to improve the education standards have been unsuccessful as the education chiefs are always said to be too busy holding meetings with stake holders.

"For you to get to know the number of schools in Nairobi County and all that we are doing, you must write an official letter and pay for it so that we can avail the information to you," said a receptionist at the County's Education department.

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