The county government of Uasin Gishu will next week be selecting a fresh round of youth interested in traveling abroad for further studies.
For the last few years, the county has been linking the students with opportunities to study medical-related courses in among others Finland and Canada.
The county has now called for interested individuals to present their academic certificates for consideration to study Nursing in Gradia Vocational Colleges, Jyvaskyla in Finland.
A poster on the county’s official Facebook page indicates that the selection of students to benefit from the opportunity will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Home Craft in Pioneer estate, a few kilometers from Eldoret Central Business District (CBD).
Those interested will be required to carry along original copies of school certificates and a National Identify Card.
The entry requirement is at least a D – (Minus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination.
Previously, youth from Uasin Gishu have benefited from similar opportunities to study at Tampere University of Applied Sciences in Finland.
So far, at least 200 youth from Uasin Gishu are in Finland to study nursing and physiotherapy.
51 students traveled to the country in the first phase of the program early in 2021 and in the second phase, about 125 traveled early in February 2022.
In January this year, Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago hosted a delegation from Finland, after which he revealed that the team would be conducting another round of interviews targeting 150 fresh graduate nurses, 100 physiotherapists, and 30 Diploma holders in Nursing.
Successful youth would travel to Finland to study for bachelor’s degrees and be trained to be nursing tutors.
The governor, during his official tour to Canada in March 2022, sealed a deal that will soon see a similar initiative rolled out for students to study in Northern Lights College.