Village private schools top, decries for low sponsorship

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Rapson Sagana Director Heartlight Friends Academy in Ogembo addressing parents during a prize giving Ceremony Photo/Rogers
Rapson Sagana Director Heartlight Friends Academy in Ogembo addressing parents during a prize giving Ceremony Photo/Rogers

Private School proprietors in Kisii County have decried low sponsorship opportunities for needy candidates who finish from their schools.

They further protest the skewed manner in which the government dishes out scholarships to needy students in the country.

The proprietors are especially unhappy that their candidates are not benefiting from the scholarships.

Despite the candidates’ high performance in the examinations, the school bosses say, many of them are locked out of sponsorship.

Speaking during a Prize giving ceremony at Heartlight Academy in Ogembo yesterday, school director Mr Rapson Sagana told the media that even allocation of bursary to the students has been a challenge.

“We appeal to the Government to consider our students too. They perform well but get ignored when it comes to scholarships and other sponsorships,” Said Sagana.

The academy which did its second National exam last year hit a mean score of 344

Its best candidate scored 410 marks.

“We started just recently. Last year was our second attempt of the KCPE our appeal is our society be able support candidates from private schools , some of them go through our hands without basic necessities,” said Sagana.

Sagana believes despite operating from the village setting, the institution has ability to compete with giant primary schools across country.

So far, the academy has set up a modern kitchen and a few dormitories to accommodate boarders.