Esther Passaris' Special Surprise for Bottom 10 Precious Talent Pupils
Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris on Tuesday, November 19, awarded pupils of the collapsed Precious Talent school in Dagoretti.
According to Muhinza, her personal assistant who spoke to Kenyans.co.ke, the legislator announced that she would offer full secondary school scholarships to 20 pupils.
Speaking during a thanksgiving ceremony following the release of Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results, Passaris promised the scholarships to the top 10 and bottom 10 students.
"I congratulate the school, the parents and the students on this year's performance and more so for the solidarity of this family that was thrown in the limelight when tragedy struck', she stated
Three of the Precious Talent pupils had surprised many with their stellar performances, scoring over 400 marks in the results announced on Monday, November 18 by Education CS George Magoha.
Grace Achieng Lwoka, Nicole Sangwera Sianyo and Martin Mwangi Yiminyi scored 408, 405 and 402 marks respectively.
The three pupils were among candidates who were transferred to Ngong Forest Primary School, Riruta Satellite Primary School and Jamhuri Primary School after their school was shut down.
However, following the incident that took place 2 months ago, President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga donated Ksh 1million for the remodelling of the school in a task-force led by Passaris with technical supervision of the Architectural Association of Kenya has been spearheading these efforts.
"I pray we break the barrier of approval at City Hall for the school to be reconstructed and reopened. I am grateful to Samuel (the landlord) for the additional land to meet approval requirements. I will soon facilitate counselling services at the school as the reconstruction of the facilities is ongoing," she urged.
During the release, Mogoha had also made it known that the government would roll out 9,000 secondary school scholarships for pupils from 30 disadvantaged counties.
Magoha stated that Uhuru had directed his ministry to also provide scholarships to learners residing in disadvantaged areas such as slums, arid and semi-arid areas.
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