Student set to join Egerton University after Dons and staff members came together to offset his fee balance
Kevin Otieno will pursue his dream course of Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine at Egerton University after University Dons, and staff members teamed up to offset his fee balance after the Standard Newspaper highlighted the case on 16 September 2021.
Kevin Otieno, who hails from Kisumu Central sub-county in Kisumu County, sat for his KCSE and scored a mean grade of A (81 points) with Mathematics (A), English (A-), Kiswahili (A-), Chemistry (A), Biology (A-), Geography (A) and Computer Studies (A). In the optional subject, Physics, which wasn’t ranked, Otieno scored a B (Plain).
In addition, he scored highly on the required cluster subjects needed for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at Egerton University.
According to the article, Kevin Otieno had a fee balance of Ksh. 47, 840, and to offset the balance in a record of twenty-four hours, Egerton University dons and staff led by Director Examinations and Timetabling Professor Gilbert Obwoyere and Dr Flora Fedha fundraised Ksh. 96,000, which will meet his fees for two academic years.
The University has now organized with Otieno’s mother to enable him to travel to Egerton University and join his 2021/2022 first-year colleagues in the Faculty of Health Sciences as they begin their classes on Monday, 20 September 2021.
In 2016, Otieno had been called to the prestigious Lenana School but couldn’t join the institution due to lack of school fees, showing that many young Kenyans cannot further their education due to financial challenges resulting from a high rate of poverty among our citizens.
The acting Vice-Chancellor, University Management, Staff and students wish to thank all who contributed the fees of Kevin Otieno and wish him every success as he starts his university life at Egerton University.