Wings to fly benefits eight pupils from Kirinyaga East and Central
Out of the 124 pupils from Kirinyaga Est and Central Sub-Counties who had applied to benefit from the Wings to Fly program offered by the Equity Bank , only eight who have qualified.
The two sub-counties fall under the Kerugoya town branch of the bank and the eight received their scholarships this morning from the branch manager Simon Kanyingi.
Kanyingi said the beneficiaries will travel to Pangani Girls High school , Nairobi , where they will be mentored as they prepared themselves to join Form Ones towards the end of this month.
He urged parents who still have bright but needy children who failed to secure the Wings to Fly scholarships not to lose hope since the bank has till another program due to be rolled out shortly.
Kirinyaga Central Sub-County Director of Education Kennedy Machora (left) in a tet a tet with the Equity Bank , Kerugoya branch manager Simon Kanyingi moments before flagging off eight pupils who have qualified for the Wings to fly scholarship this morning in Kerugoya town.
The Manager said the Elimu Sponsorship program would be rolled out shortly and parents should be on the lookout in order to enlist their children for consideration .
“The number of needy but bright children has reached high proportions while the available bank resources have been overstretched and other institutions should come in and assist in this noble course, “he said.
He added that students who complete their Form Four course successfully are offered a Sh 60,000 job at the bank as they waited to join the University.
“Under this program , the beneficiaries are able to save some money they later use upon joining the respective Universities without depending on their relatives ,” he added .
Kirinyaga Central Sub-County Director of Education Kennedy Machora warned school heads to stop proving tuition programs over the weekends .
He said any school vehicle which will be found transporting children for extra tuition will be impounded and the concerned school head punished for breaking the law.
He said extra tuition has been outlawed and teachers must comply with this directive while parents for Junior Secondary school are only required to provide their children with school uniform as the government will cater for the required tuition fees.