Ministry official announcement for the Elimu scholarship programme 2021

Ministry official announcement for the Elimu scholarship programme 2021

Republic of Kenya

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY LEARNING AND BASIC EDUCATION

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE ELIMU SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – FY 2020/ 2021

The Ministry of Education through Equity Group Foundation is awarding Secondary School Scholarships  in 110 targeted Sub-Counties  and fifteen (15) urban centres with informal settlements to needy and vulnerable learners who attained 280 marks and above in the 2020 KCPE Examination.

For affirmative action, candidates who are Orphans and/or from Vulnerable Communities and those with special needs and disabilities who attained below 280 marks may be considered.

Only candidates who sat the 2020 KCPE examinations from public primary schools in the 110 Sub-Counties and the fifteen (15) urban centres with informal settlements will be eligible to apply.

The 110 targeted Sub-Counties are as per the National Government Administrative areas that existed in the year 2015.

The list of the targeted Sub-Counties and the fifteen (15) urban centres with informal settlements are available in the Ministry of Education and Equity Group Foundation websites: www.education.go.ke and https://egfdmis.equitybank.co.ke/register_elimu

The applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

•     Candidates with special needs and disabilities (Physical, Hearing and Visual Impairments, Autism, Albinism, Learning Disabilities and Others); or

•     Orphans and vulnerable children; or

•     Candidates from vulnerable communities in the target Sub-Counties; or

•     Candidates from urban centres with informal settlements; or

•     Candidates:

o    Whose parents/guardians are living with disabilities  that  have compromised  their ability to meet  the financial obligations of their children.

o    Whose families are affected by HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses with debilitating effects that  could render parents and guardians destitute and unable to fend for their families.

o    Whose families are affected by extreme poverty rendering them unable to educate their children. o    Who have suffered from neglect, abuse and have no support to continue with their education.

Interested applicants are advised to collect scholarship application forms from the nearest Equity Bank Branch or Equity Bank Agent.

Application forms can also be downloaded from the Ministry of Education and Equity Group Foundation websites; www.education.go.ke and https://egfd- mis.equitybank.co.ke/register elimu

Duly completed application forms including supporting documents should be submitted to the nearest Equity Bank Branch by 31st May, 2021.

Shortlisted candidates, accompanied by parents/guardians, will be invited for interviews which will be conducted by the Community Scholarship Advisory Committees.

The scholarship caters  for school fees, transport to and from school, learning materials and school kit for the beneficiaries for the four-year education period.

Please note that ONLY the candidates who meet the stipulated requirements will be considered for the scholarship.

Members of the public are urged to share this information widely so as to reach as many potential beneficiaries as possible.

For any questions or grievances regarding the application process of the Elimu Scholarship Programme, please contact Tel: +254 763 063 000, [email protected] or [email protected]  

Equity Center 8th Floor Hospital Road, Upper Hill, P.O Box 75104-00200, Nairobi, Kenya.

LIST OF TARGETED SUB-COUNTIES UNDER THE SECONDARY EDUCATION QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (SEQIP) ELIMU SCHOLAR- SHIP PROGRAMME

Sub CountySub CountySub County
1.Baringo North38.Magarini75.Kuria East
2.East Pokot39.Malindi76.Kuria West
3.Marigat40.Marani77.Uriri
4.Chepalungu41.Nyamache78.Kandara
5.Sotik42.Ikutha79.Kigumo
6.Bungoma West43.Kyuso80.Murang’a East
7.Cheptais44.Mumoni81.Tinderet
8.Mt Elgon45.Mutito82.Trans Mara East
9.Bunyala46.Mutomo83.Samburu Central
10.Busia47.Mwingi Central84.Samburu East
11.Butula48.Mwingi East85.Samburu North
12.Nambale49.Nzambani86.Taveta
13.Samia50.Tseikuru87.Bura (Tana North)
14.Teso North51.Kinango88.Tana Delta
15.Teso South52.Kwale89.Tana River
16.Marakwet East53.Msambweni90.Tharaka North
17.Marakwet West54.Laikipia North91.Tharaka South
18.Balambala55.Masinga92.Kibish
19.Dadaab56.Yatta93.Loima
20.Fafi57.Kathonzweni94.Turkana Central
21.Hulugho58.Kibwezi95.Turkana East
22.Ijara59.Makindu96.Turkana North
23.Lagdera60.Makueni97.Turkana South
24.Suba61.Nzaui98.Turkana West
25.Garbatula62.Banisa99.Buna
26.Isiolo63.Lafey                                                         100.  Eldas
27.Merti64.Mandera Central                                         101.    Habaswein
28.Kajiado Central65.Mandera East                                                  102. Tarbaj
29.Loitokitok66.Mandera North                                            103.  Wajir East
30.Butere67.Mandera West                                            104. Wajir North
31.Kakamega South68.Chalbi                                                        105.  Wajir South
32.Khwisero69.North Horr                                                  106. Wajir West
33.Likuyani70.Loiyangalani                                              107.   Pokot Central
34.Lugari71.Marsabit                                                    108.  Pokot North
35.Navakholo72.Marsabit South (Laisamis)                          109. Pokot South
36.Ganze73.Moyale                                                       110.   West Pokot
37.Kaloleni74.Sololo                                               

LIST OF TARGETED URBAN CENTRES WITH INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS

1.    Thika4.  Nakuru7.  Nyeri10. Machakos13. Kilifi
2.  Nairobi5.  Mombasa8.  Embu11.   Kitui14. Naivasha
3.  Eldoret6.  Kisumu9.  Garissa12. Kericho15. Kakamega
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