By MN Reporter
It’s a sigh of relief for parents and pupils from Uriri constituency who had not reported to school after the official reporting days had lapsed.
This is after Uriri MP Mark Nyamita absorbed 25 students from the constituency into his Tusome Tujiinue scholarship programme.
The 25 are part of the 131, 854 learners who were yet to report to secondary schools across the country.
Data from the Ministry of Education’s State Department for Basic Education shows that only 1,268,180 learners had reported to Form One as of January 26. This translates to 91%.
Charles Nyariaro, Uriri NG-CDF Chair, while flagging off the 2024 group said the students were selected after conducting home visits across the constituency.
Nyariaro added that the programme began in 2018, a year after Nyamita was first elected into office and has been sponsoring students fully up to form 4.
William Mbeche, Uriri Constituency Manager, on the other hand said they selected one student from the 22 sub-locations in the area.
According to Mbeche the programme previously recorded a success rate of 85% but was optimistic that the 2024 cohort will register an improvement in their final exams.
He said contrary to the past where the scholarship accomodated students with less than 300 mark, this year’s students had 300 marks and above.