All Student Bursaries to be Issued by the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation

By | January 24, 2024

All Education Ministry’s Student Bursaries are to be issued by the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation.

The State Department of Basic Education is set to revamp the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF) to enable it to coordinate and regulate the issuance of scholarships and bursaries in the country.

JKF, a parastatal under the Ministry of Education was established in 1966 as a company limited by guarantee and having no share capital for the sole object of advancing education, relief of poverty, and distress of the public in East Africa.

In 1968, the JKF scholarship fund was started as a strategy for realizing the Company’s main objective of advancing education and relief of poverty. JKF operates in two areas; publishing and scholarship.

“We are revamping our Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF) to boost its capacity to coordinate bursary allocation. It will build a database of all beneficiaries so that there is no double dipping. A child does not have to benefit simultaneously from CDF, the County Government, and the Elimu Scholarship,” Dr Belio Kipsang, PS for Education said.