County to renegotiate Finnish scholarhips to save students
The Uasin Gishu County Government has taken action to prevent the impending deportation of many Kenyan students are reportedly stranded in Finland because they lack the necessary tuition.
Senior county officials are under investigation for allegedly embezzling millions of shillings intended for students through the Finland Scholarship Program.
Yesterday, Deputy Governor John Barorot met with parents of Laurea University students, and it was decided that he would go to Finland to renegotiate some of the contracts the children had with the universities when they first enrolled.
“Among the issues we will be discussing with the universities is the possibility of the students getting more time to work, to raise finances that can help in funding their expenses and fees while in Finland,” Barorot said.
He was accompanied by the County Executive in charge of Education Janet Kosgei. The Deputy Governor assured parents that the county government will continue offering any kind of support to ensure the safety of their students abroad. Scholarship scam Dr Kosgei dispelled fears that the county was detaching itself from the Finland Scholarship Programme.
“The county is the safe space, if anything happens to the students, it will be up to the county to find out what is happening. The county is here to stay, it will not detach itself from this programme,” said Kosgei.