Uasin Gishu Sends Another Set of Students to Finland
Uasin Gishu Sends Another Set of Students to Finland. Even though its airlift program has run into problems over the previous four months, Uasin Gishu is sending another set of students to Finland.
Forty students acquired visas for Finland on Saturday, stating that they will start their university studies the following month. Refunds have been requested by parents who spent millions for their kids to attend Finnish colleges and universities.
Jackson Mandago, the former governor of Uasin Gishu, has been questioned by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, who are looking into the case.
Students who are slated to travel to Finland this week expressed their relief after months of back and forth.
For a number of students who have already paid their tuition through the County Overseas Studies Trust Fund account but have not yet started their studies, they asked the county to accelerate the processing of their visas.
The forty kids were welcomed by representatives from Uasin Gishu County on Saturday in Eldoret, but they declined to speak with the media.
According to a source who spoke to The Standard, the county has started paying tuition to Finnish colleges on behalf of students who qualify for airlifts.
A representative said that the airlift program continues to be honorable. While some students continue to be interested, others have been adamant about getting refunds.
Mercy Cherono, who is heading a group of students to Finland to study nursing at Laurea University of Applied Sciences, expressed hope that, after nearly a year of waiting, she will start her studies.
Cherono said she had been waiting for a long time and had found comfort in getting her visa and getting Laurea University’s assurances about her expenses and lodging.
She continued by saying that she was pleading with the county administration to practice transparency in order to reestablish trust.
Furthermore, she added that even though many of their classmates had already paid their university and college tuition fees more than a year ago, for them the recent news was not cause for rejoicing.
She claimed that Jonathan Bii, the governor of Uasin Gishu, interfered by getting in touch with Finnish universities directly.
We hope the rest of our coworkers experience the same.
Another student going to Finland, Mercy Chebet, claimed she had been waiting for admission to Laurea University for a year and a half.
Chebet suggested that the people in charge of Uasin Gishu, who came up with the idea, find a long-term solution so that those who applied to study in Finland may do so uninterruptedly.
“We are looking for a long-term solution so that our coworkers who feel undervalued can start their studies right away. According to Chebet, “We are still optimistic that a solution will be found.”
Another student, Caleb Kiplimo, who is going to Finland to study practical nursing, said that after he finishes his university education, he plans to work in Europe.
He said, “We have met virtually with the institution and made sure that our learning will go well.
The Uasin Gishu evacuation program’s first graduating class is expected in October.