Needy students urged to seek government sponsorship

Bright students from poor background in Vihiga County have been urged to look for sponsorship from government institutions and other well-wishers to continue with their education.

The Parish priest of Hambale St. Charles Lwanga catholic church, Father Conrad Otende said that parents and guardians should take the initiative to approach sponsors from financial institutions, constituency development fund (CDF) and other well wishers so that they achieve their academic dreams.

Father Otende said previously, some bright students failed to report to schools their of choice especially when they were admitted to high ranking institutions only to end up dropping out or joining day secondary schools.

The Parish priest also expressed concern over the low educational transition rates from primary to secondary school in the region.

He attributed this to lack of commitment by parents who made little or no effort to ensure that their children joined high school and later proceeded to higher institutions of learning like universities and colleges.

Father Otende encouraged candidates who had not performed well to join youth polytechnics to acquire life skills, which would enable them get jobs or be self employed.

The Priest observed that education curriculum at the youth polytechnic had been modified such that any hardworking student could start with certificate, upgrade to diploma then all the way to degree level.

By Eddah Muchika