Kakamega is among the counties that have prioritized access to quality education for school going citizens. In the year 2016, H.E Governor Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya launched an ambitious scholarship program targeting bright and needy students from Kakamega County, pursuing courses in Medicine and Engineering, with the aim of building a top-level workforce that will help the County attain her Vision 2030.
This year’s County selection process commenced on Wednesday at Golf Hotel, Kakamega, where the Chief Officer for Education, Science and Technology Dr. Irene Ashioya held a meeting with stakeholders from the Ministry of Education to officially kick start the process of interviewing the top best needy students competing for 12 slots, one per Sub-County.
Dr. Ashioya said education is a powerful tool that helps in shaping the society and thanked Governor Oparanya for investing in young, bright and needy students.
“It is the right of every Kenyan child to access quality education; I applaud the Governor for coming up with this idea that presents needy, bright scholars from this County with an apportunity to advance and fulfill their dreams,” she said.
The meeting was also attended by Hon. Helmina Lanziva from the County Assembly Education Committee, Chairman of Education Support Committee Mr. Morris Wabuko and the Head of Finance Mr. Samson Obwanga, among others.