Grace International Group has awarded Kevin Kemboi with an international scholarship of Sh 3.5 Million after winning the National Mathematics contest.
The contest brought together over 200 schools across the Country with over 4,000 competitors participating on the same.
Kemboi said he won the contest through hard work, putting God first and thorough revision.
“Honestly I wasn’t expecting this but I knew I was going to perform well, I worked hard enough without destruction and prayed to God and here I am God has answered my prayers,” said Kemboi.
He thanked the Grace International Group for the scholarship and promised not to let them down.
“I will work very hard to ensure that I realize my dream of studying medicine surgery option since I know I have what it takes,” he added.
Mr. Mwaniki the Deputy principal in Charge of Administration thanked all schools for participating in the Kapsabet 20th Annual Mathematics Contests challenging sponsors to sponsor more students.
“I want to thank you all for participating in this contest. It was a hot contest and i congratulate the winners for their well-earned victory. This will help them to demystify mathematics and make students love it. Thanks to the sponsors for coming out strongly by giving them scholarships to pursue their education. We urge them to expand their opportunities by sponsoring more students,” he said.
Oliver Toroitich HOD Mathematics Kapsabet Says “I want to urge all the participating teams to Endeavour in putting honesty as a virtue lets have trustworthiness and due diligence. I urge all schools to observe this day in our calendar which is annual and part of the school,” he said.
Speaking to the press the Grace International Group Regional Director Abednego Paul said the Australian academic scholarship is worth Sh 3.5 million.
“We are giving the winner Kevin Kemboi a sponsorship to study in Australia free of charge at a University of his choice
. He will be getting a full scholarship to study in Australia. Next year we will be participating in grant contests together with Strathmore where we will be having a structured competition where we will be participating in a regional mathematics competition,” he said.
Fanuel Kalulu from Strathmore University among the sponsors of Kapsabet boy mathematics contest said they will continue with the scholarship.
“We recognize maths as a core subject in many of the carrier interests which we have to shape students from the ground and also nurture them after school. where we give scholarships to top girls and boys to study a degree course of their choice at the University.
“We are happy with what Kapsabet is doing, this helps students not to have negative attitudes against mathematics,” he added.
Chief guest Kiplmio Arap Kurgat CEC Agriculture and Cooperative representing Governor Stephen Sang who is an alumnus of the school thank the school for the noble Course.
“Thank Kapsabet for the noble course since it will help students to have a positive attitude towards maths. Mathematics provides entry to many carriers both in the Country and outside and you cannot go anywhere without it,” he said.
In the Form Four category Kelvin Kemboi Kapsabet Boys took position one, Odera Wise Nyangori Boys position two while Sheldon Odhiambo Oloo From Eshikulu was position three.
In the girl’s category Kusolo Jepkesei from Moi Girls Eldoret was position one, position two went to Maureen Cherono from Kipsigis Girls and position three went to Agigael Cherono Of Kipsigis Girls.