Boys’ scholarship boosted

A private school in Nairobi, sponsored by entrepreneurs from Turkey, is offering scholarships for bright boys who will score 400 marks and above.

Principal of Light Academy Secondary School, based at Karen in the city Mohammed Ishmael, said interviews for boys willing to join the school will be carried out at Moi Primary School in Nakuru Town.

He said in 2016 they offered scholarships to 26 boys from various schools in the country, but they now want to ensure that all standard eight candidates are eligible for assistance as long as they perform well in their KCPE examination.

While addressing standard eight candidates at Mama Ngina Primary School Thursday, he said the school was a high cost institution, but they were willing to give a chance to bright students.

He however, added that even after scoring the 400 marks and above the candidates must pass their interviews which will be carried out on various dates in other counties.

He added that the interviews were a test to prove consistency with what the candidates score in KCPE.

Mama Ngina Primary school headmistress Mrs. Rose Mayieko, commended the Light Academy for creating a chance for disadvantaged bright boys to study in their premier institution.

Ishmael said the school uses modern technology in teaching, and that was the reason it was the best performing private secondary school in Nairobi.

The principal said the school fees was S80,000 per term and they were aware that not many bright students can afford to pay, hence the scholarships offers.

Source: Kenya News Agency