Tolgos with one of the students that traveled to Finland with his parent during the

Tolgos Flags Off 100 More Elgeyo Marakwet Students Heading To Europe


Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos on Friday, May 20, 2022, flagged off the second batch of students heading to Europe for a study mission.

Tolgos presented letters of acceptance to the students during a farewell party held at the Governor’s square in Iten attended by parents of the traveling students and county government officials.

The farewell was characterized by colorful cake-cutting and prayers presided over by Pastor Elias Mutai.

This is the second time Governor Tolgos’ administration is sending students overseas after the first cohort of 25 students left Kenya in December 2020.

The second group of 100 flagged off on Friday are leaving Kenya from Saturday, May 21, 2022, with 25 of them heading to Helsinki, Finland, while others are expected to join Tampere University and another group joining Tredu University.

Governor Tolgos congratulated the second cohort for securing the coveted opportunities to travel overseas.

According to the County Chief, the intention of the program is not only to gain an education but also to explore job opportunities in the International market.

Tolgos assured parents who embraced the program that it was a worthwhile investment.

This investment you have put in is a lifetime opportunity. It is definitely a game-changer in the students’ lives,” he said.

Out of the second cohort, 16 will be going to Helsinki to undertake a three and half years Degree Course in Nursing.

25 Students have been listed to undertake a Practical Nursing Course (Diploma) taking two academic years at Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAKK).

Another 50 students will be heading to Tredu University in the same country to undertake Practical Nursing.

Some of the beneficiaries of the initiative.

Tredu University is approximately 45 Kilometre from Tampere City.

Concerning the regime change, Governor Tolgos assured the public that structures put in place by his government will guarantee continuity of the initiative even after his exit from office in August.

Tolgos encouraged the learners to ensure they learned the Finnish language saying it would help them unlock many doors of opportunity.

Max global Director Cornelius Kiplagat whose agency is instrumental in the students’ airlifting partnership challenged the students to be good ambassadors of the county in Finland.

Iten Municipality Manager Raymond Omonei who is part of the Coordination team advised the students to maintain a high level of discipline.

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