Deputy Governor John Barorot on Friday presided over the flagging off ceremony of 44 Uasin Gishu students headed for LUT University in Finland for further studies.
Speaking during the event held at the county headquarters in Eldoret town, Eng. Barorot challenged the students to be good ambassadors while in Finland.
He further affirmed the County Government’s commitment to ensuring the abroad studies program is refined to seal loopholes that might be used to take advantage of students and parents.
“We will refine a program that is going to work,” said Eng. Barorot.
On her part, Education County Executive Member Dr. Janeth Kosgei said the county is working on expanding the program to more countries.
“When you get out there, work hard, work smart so that you’re the best in your career,” said the CECM.
Parents of the students headed to Finland thanked the county for initiating the program that has given an opportunity for their children to study abroad.
Some of the parents who spoke expressed optimism that despite the challenges the initiative has faced, it will benefit more students.
During the event, the 44 students were issued with Air tickets, residence permits and visas.
They will all be studying at LUT University pursuing engineering courses such as Energy engineering, Environmental, Mechanical engineering and Electrical engineering.