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On Wednesday, Equity Group Foundation Chairman Dr. James Mwangi  to Kiandutu Slum to the home of the family of Brian Maina, the pupil we highlighted on this forum appealing for financial help in order to join Form One.

Dr Mwangi, along with the Norwegian Ambassador to Kenya Victor Conrad Ronneberg had accompanied a team of Equity's Community Scholarship Selection Board for  the Wings to Fly Home Verification exercise. The team was able to assert the truth about the need of this boy to deserve financial Aid.

Brian, who scored 416 marks in last year's KCPE, lives with his blind grandmother in Kiandutu.

Latest reports from the Form One Selection Board indicate that Brian Maina was selected to join Kagumo Boys High School. Kagumo High is a boy's national secondary school located between Kirichu and Kiganjo townships at Kagumo near Karatina on the Nyeri-Nairobi Road. It is one of the first schools in Kenya to allow native black Africans to sit for university level entrance exams, doing so in 1946. As such, it is considered one of the best high schools in Kenya.
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The family of Brian were so estatic to see their son's dream almost come alive. They thanked all those who contributed in one way or another to see to it that Brian's plight was highlighted and assisted.

The Equity team also visited another Wings To Fly scholarship applicant Jane Litoho, still from Kiandutu slum to ascertain her situation.

Later in the afternoon, they proceeded to Banice Waithera's,  home in Gatuanyaga, Thika East for the same mission.

Meanwhile, the more than 7,000 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) 2015 candidates from both public and private schools who scored 400 marks and above will be admitted to national schools of their choice according to Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.

Speaking when he launched the form one selection exercise at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, Matiang’i noted that 197,000 students will miss out on form one vacancies and will instead join vocational training colleges. Kenya has about 759, 000 secondary school slots; however, a total of 927,401 pupils sat the exams last year.

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