Sonko presents candidates with exam materials, promises sponsorships

The Governor wished the candidates good luck in their exams and called upon them to take education seriously in order to secure their future.

By Samson Wire

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has said his government will sponsor any Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates from Nairobi County who score at least 400 marks in the forthcoming examination for secondary education.

Sonko made the promise when he presented candidates of Our Lady of Mercy Primary School with success cards and exam materials ahead of the national exams slated to commence on October 30.

“My administration will sponsor the secondary education for all the KCPE candidates in Nairobi County who score above 400 marks this year. I hope to have many of you scoring above 400 so that you can benefit from this sponsorship,” said Sonko in an address to the candidates.

The Governor wished the candidates good luck in their exams and called upon them to take education seriously in order to secure their future.

“You must aim high and take your education seriously because your parents have sacrificed a lot so that you get quality education. You are the future leaders, he added.

He also advised the candidates to revise well ahead of the national exams and leave the rest to God.

The Governor donated geometrical sets, sanitary towels and other materials to the candidates and said the same will be done for candidates in other schools.

“You still have ten days before the KCPE exams begin on October 30. Take your time to revise and prepare for the exams as per the time table issued by the examination council. Remember to always pray before you start your exams and go through the exam questions keenly,” he advised.

The Governor donated geometrical sets, sanitary towels and other materials to the candidates and said the same will be done for candidates in other schools.

The visibly elated thanked the governor for the kind gesture.

“We thank you for coming to visit us and wishing us success. Thank you very much for the goodies and success card. May God bless you,” said Bridget Njoki, a candidate and head-girl at Mariakani Primary School in Starehe Constituency.

The school’s Head Teacher Lucy Obonyo, who was present during Sonko’s visit, thanked the Governor for his generosity and motivation to the candidates.

“This is the first time the candidates in this school are experiencing this. Some of them would not have received success cards and motivation if you did not visit our school. We thank a lot Governor for this and I’m requesting you to make this an annual event. I’m now appealing to the candidates to score above 400 marks in order to benefit from the Nairobi City County Government education scholarship for their secondary education,” stated the Head Teacher.

The KCPE exams will kick off on October 29 with rehearsals and end on November 1. The exams will be done between November 2 and 28.

A total of 1.06 million pupils will sit for the KCPE exams. Last year, more than 9000 pupils scored 400 marks and above, nationally.

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