The top 2017 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) student Goldalyn Kakuya will get a full scholarship from the M-PESA Academy.
According to the National Coordinator of the Albinism Society of Kenya, Isaac Mwaura, the M-PESA Foundation Academy pledged to fully sponsor Kakuya’s education.
“As Albinism Society we will support this girl up to the end, there are many partners who are willing to come on board and help this girl achieve her dreams, one of them is M-PESA Foundation Academy which has promised to support her education fully,” said Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura.
The Albinism Society also presented Kakuya with a cheque of Sh100,000.
On her part, the top student in the country encouraged those living with disabilities to continue fighting to realise their dreams.
“Am really thankful to all those who supported me through this journey but don’t just celebrate me let’s celebrate Albinism and embrace people with disabilities to help them achieve their dreams, “said an elated Kakuya.
Kakuya of St Anne Junior Lubao in Kakamega County scored 455 out of 500 marks.
According to Kakuya, hard work and discipline were instrumental to her passing.
“I am really honoured celebrating this, it’s wonderful! I can say sincerely I expected to do well but not to this extent. This has come as a surprise.
“I dedicate this performance to the people who have supported me throughout my journey in education; my teachers, my friends, my parents and the school,” said Kakuya on Tuesday (21/11/17).
No irregularity was reported for the 1,003,556 candidates that sat for the exams.
Of the 1,003,556 candidates, 9,846 scored 400 marks and above out of the possible 500.
The Education Cabinet Secretary said all the over 9,000 candidates who managed 400 marks and above would join national secondary schools whether they sat the tests at a private or public exam centre.
2, 360 pupils, however, failed to manage 100 marks.