Taru Secondary School Candidates will receive Sh 10,000 in cash prize should they score mean ‘A’ in the 2017 KCSE from TUM acting Vice Chancellor Professor Laila Abubakar.
Laila also promised a similar cash award to any teacher who will register ‘A’ subject mean when she presided over the launch of the school’s 2017-2021 Strategic Plan.
The event was also attended by Kwale County Director of Education Bridgid Wambu, Board of Management chair and Kwale County CEC Patrick Mtsami, Kinango Sub-county Director of Education Ruth Mutisya, BOM members and parents.
The VC advised students to focus on achieving the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service’s cut-off mark for easy access of government funding through the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
“But even as you strive to excel those who fall short do not despair. You can enroll for certificate through to degree level as an alternative route to academic achievement,” she said.
She called for attidute change among learners saying there are a number of local scholars who should serve as role models as well as universities within the region that should boost their morale.
“Gone are the days when universities were hundreds of kilometers away from us. We now have universities like TUM within our localities. Take advantage of them,” she urged.