Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati in efforts to ensure over 3500 beneficiaries of his inaugural Scholarship program succeed has embarked on visiting various schools where beneficiaries are enrolled. The aim is to not only check on their academic progress but also motivate them and get to hear on their academic journey.
Governor Wangamati today paid a visit to some 20 students on the Governor’s Scholarship at Alliance High School in Nairobi.
The Governor was received by the Principal Mr. William Mwangi, who thanked him for playing father figure to the students and sacrificing his time to personally follow up on their performance.
Governor Wangamati who was excited to see the students doing well in school promised to walk with them through their growth and education journey.
He challenged the scholarship beneficiaries to seek excellence beyond the classroom even as they commit their daily endeavours to God.
“Honour God and your parents, be grateful for all you have and you will be blessed beyond measure” he said even as he urged them to be all round students and to maintain the highest standards of discipline.
Bungoma County has pumped Sh200 million towards the Governor’s scholarship some 3,586 bright but needy students admitted in some of the best schools in the country. First started in 2018, the fund’s first cohort is now in Form 4 in top flight schools including Alliance Girls and Boys, Kenya High, Pangani Girls, Friends School Kamusinga, Kapsabet Boys and Lugulu High school.
Another 1,150 are now in Form 3 and Form 2 in various National and Extra County Schools. This year, the County awarded scholarships to a record 2,000 in a function that also saw Equity Bank CEO Dr James Mwangi commit to absorb any students on the Governor’s Scholarship who scores an A at Form 4 into the Bank’s Wings to Fly internship and leadership programme.
The Governor commenced on visits to schools to listen, encourage and follow upon the students on scholarship. So far, he has visited students at The Kenya High School in Nairobi and Maranda School in Siaya.