Uasin Gishu County to facilitate students’ study abroad

By Malachi Motano

Uasin Gishu County has urged youths planning to go abroad for studies to seek advice from relevant government agencies before parting with any money to agents purporting to represent overseas learning institutions.

County Executive Committee Member for Education (CECM), Joseph Kurgat made the remarks in Eldoret where the Department of Education, Culture, Social Services, Youth Affairs, and Sports hosted youths who are expected to sit entry exams so as to meet the minimum requirements to study nursing in Finland.

He advised the youth to be keen during the exams that will guarantee them admissions to pursue their studies abroad, adding that they have entered into an MOU with a University in Finland to train self-sponsored youths from the county.

According to the CECM the county has also entered into an MOU with the Finland Embassy to support in the acquisition of Visas and Bank statements for the current group of students intending to go there for studies.

He clarified that the programme is entirely being managed by the County Government of Uasin Gishu in partnership with the Embassy of Finland.

He noted that it has been a challenge for many who want to go for studies in overseas universities to acquire visas and bank statement. “This MOU will make it easy for self-sponsored students from Uasin Gishu County to get the documents,” he said.

Uasin Gishu county has invested in its youth since 2014 by way of offering them training in KTTC, KMTC, TTIs, VTCs, and Veterinary Colleges among other institutions in order to equip young people with requisite skills to face the world and secure formal employment, added Kurgat.

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