The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has announced scholarships targeting students who scored D- and below in their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
In a notice released on Tuesday, February 22, and seen by Kenyans.co.ke the agency noted that it was seeking students under the Kitale and Eldoret Town Bypass roads project.
KeNHA has earmarked three technical training colleges through which the students will receive training. They are Kaiboi Technical Training Institute, Vera College and Kitale Vocational Training Center.
Courses offered include Welding and Fabrication, Electrical Wireman, Motor Vehicle mechanics, Agricultural Engineering, Hairdressing, Electrical and Electronics Technology, Fashion Design, Masonry and Carpentry among others.
A Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) sign on a highway.
“The Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) program will be implemented by a technical team of local selected and vocational training institute with Uasin Gishu County and Trans Nzoia County.
“The aim of this scholarship is to support a capacity development process during the project period that will assist the youth and people living with disabilities to be considered for training,” read the notice in part.
The scholarship will cater for tuition fees, boarding fees as well as a stipend for the students.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to be aged between 18 and 35 years with no formal education at Diploma level.
They are also expected to be able to read and write, live in informal settlements.
Interested candidates can download the application forms from the KeNHA website and fill before dropping them at offices offices.
“Applications shall be received through the offices of the County Commissioners Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia or KeNHA Regional offices in North Rift,” read the notice.
Applications will be evaluated against key indicators followed by a physical presentation/vetting interview of applicants who meet the basic criteria.
Scholarships shall be awarded on the basis of a comparative evaluation of the applications submitted, of the requirements met and of the criteria relating to the merit established in association with other government agencies.
Names of successful candidates will then be published.
Jobseekers wait to hand in their documents during recruitment at County Hall in Nairobi, 2019.