Young Student who Had Taken Fowl to School to Pay up his Debt of N128k Gets Scholarship

Young Student who Had Taken Fowl to School to Pay up his Debt of N128k Gets Scholarship

  • Mathews Simiyu is an SS2 student at Holy Trinity High School, Kenya and had been sent home due to school fees arrears
  • Simiyu took a fowl to school in the hope of settling the arrears and resuming his studies but could only sell it release it for N3787
  • Saboti MP Caleb Amisi came to his rescue and cleared the dues and also offered to finance his entire secondary school education

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A student who carried his mother's fowl to school in the hope of settling part of his KSh 34,000 (N128k) school fees arrears can finally breathe a sigh of relief after receiving help.

Mathews Simiyu, an SS 2 student at Holy Trinity High School in Saboti, Kenya had been sent home and he resorted to carrying a fowl to the institution hoping to be allowed back to class.

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Boy who had taken mother's fowl to pay up N128k school debt bags scholarship
Matthew Simiyu hoped to pay his fees arrears with a fowl. Photo: K24
Source: UGC

According to a report by K24, Simiyu had not paid his school fees for a year and had been asked to bring anything from home that may pay up the arrears before resuming his studies. He said:

"When I arrived my school head asked me to bring anything to cater for my education and had no option but to bring my mother’s (fowl)for the fees."

He bagged a secondary school scholarship

After giving out the bird worth KSh 1,000 (N3787), he was still left with a balance of KSh 33,000 (N125k) but luckily for him, area MP Caleb Amisi came to his rescue and paid the fees.

Even better, Amisi pledged to finance the brilliant boy's secondary school education.

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Boy who had highest score in UTME gets American scholarship

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Meanwhile, previously reported that a boy who had the highest Jamb UTME exam had bagged a scholarship from an American school.

SaharaReporters reported that the young students were picked after a thorough process by the US Consulate General.

The fund will cover the 30 indigent student’s school fees, travel, visa applications, and every other cost.

With the scholarship, he will be studying computer science and mathematics at Columbia University in New York.


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