Uasin Gishu Students Determined To Travel Abroad Amid Scholarship Scandal

Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor Eng. John Barorot said despite the ongoing case and investigation into the scholarship fiasco, the county government is doing everything it can to assist students who still want to further their education.

Despite the ongoing scholarship saga, more students from Uasin Gishu County continue to receive Visas in their quest to further their studies in Finland and Canada.

Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor Eng. John Barorot said on Friday at Kerotet Girls High School during a Prayer Day service for Form Four candidates that, despite the ongoing case and investigation into the scholarship fiasco, the county government is doing everything it can to assist students who still want to further their education.

According to Eng. Barorot, 22 of the students will travel to Finland on Monday, and another group of 26 will depart soon after obtaining Visas.

He lauded parents involved for paying school fees, saying the relevant countries’ embassies want all Uasin Gishu County students to pay first-year fees in full before leaving the country.

“These are our children, our sons, and daughters, even as DCI and EACC are doing their investigations, we’re exploring all possibilities on how to assist these students who have not gone,” said the Deputy Governor.

“As we speak, we have 22 who are going to Finland on Monday and another 24 who will also be going to Finland the week after. So we have 46 of them who got Visas, Despite all the challenges that we had, we’re staying on the ball because these are our children, we will not run away from them.”

Eng. Barorot also disclosed that five other students are set to travel to Canada after receiving their Visas, adding that many more are presently waiting in line to also get the necessary documentation to travel.

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