What you need to know:
- The programme also aims to inspire students to perform well in the subject through mathematics contests.
- Schools which will be participating in the contest include Kenya High, Asumbi, Bunyore, Moi Girls Kipsigis, Moi Girls Eldoret.
- Brookside Dairy Marketing Manager Peter Wasonga said the company is ready for the next level of the competition.
Secondary school students who will emerge the best in a mathematics contest set for September this year will secure scholarships at Strathmore University.
The initiative by the university and Brookside Limited will see the best two students study degree programmes at Strathmore as well as four students will study for diploma.
The final event will take place at Strathmore University.
A total of 164 Form Fours, 78 boys and 85 girls, who registered high marks at county contests will bring along with them 10 Form Threes each from their school.
The programme also aims to inspire students to perform well in the subject through mathematics contests and it is being spearheaded by Prof Dickson Owiti of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.
Schools which will be participating in the contest include Kenya High, Asumbi, Bunyore, Moi Girls Kipsigis, Moi Girls Eldoret, Abu Huheira Academy and Alfarsy Girls of Mombasa.
Other are Moi Forces Lanet, Kabarak, Bishop Gatimu Ngandu, Alliance Girls, State House Girls, Butere, Machakos, Mama Ngina from Taita Taveta and Materi Girls among others.
Students from Kapsabet Boys, Mangu, Kanga, St Joseph’s Rapogi, Maseno, Kangaru, Sacho, Nduluni Ontulili, Meru, Kabarak, St Mary’s Nyeri, Kakamega, Njiiri School, Nakuru High, Muranga High, Aga Khan Academy Mombasa, Memon Academy, Mumbuni and Thika High will contest for top prizes in the boys’ category.
Brookside Dairy Marketing Manager Peter Wasonga said the company is ready for the next level of the competition.
“We successfully hosted contests in 15 counties and we are looking forward to a very competitive and interesting finale,” said Mr Wasonga.
He said the scholarships will be highly contested because all the contestants worked hard to qualify for the nationals.
Already a total of 188 students have won secondary school bursaries for the last two years.
According to Prof Owiti, 56 percent of Kenyan youth are jobless due to lack of skills.