Over 100 needy students from Laikipia East constituency have this year benefitted with scholarships from the National Government Constituency Development Fund.
While disbursing cheques worth over Sh10m to various institutions on Tuesday, area Member of Parliament Anthony Mutahi noted the students’ parents could not afford to pay their school fees.
The legislator noted that for the last four years, over 400 students have been able to go to school having their school fees paid in full through scholarships and bursaries.
Addressing the Media at Nanyuki High School, Mutahi said there are students in national and county schools that are benefiting with the program where the selection is done by a panel that vets all of them just like the Wings to Fly.
The MP who is a member of education committee in the national assembly hailed the government for paying national examination fees for students in private schools.
He noted there lacked fairness in that those in public schools did not pay the fees, arguing that the national government does not have capacity to put all students in public schools.
The former Nanyuki garrison secondary school principal noted that It does not mean that parents who take their children to private schools are rich and there is no public or private student and thus there should be no discrimination in paying for the Exam fees.