Representatives of KCSE candidates 2020, from the KTDA National Tea Scholarship Programme alongside KTDA Foundation management and staff during a congratulatory event for their exemplary performance.
93% of students sponsored by the KTDA Foundation who sat the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams will proceed to university after an impressive performance. 67 of the 72 students in the 2020 class scored C+ and above during a difficult year characterised by Covid-19 and interruptions to the academic calendar. Eight students scored an A-; 15 B+; 18 B; 17 B- and 9 C+.
The KTDA Foundation National Tea Scholarship Programme targeting bright students from underprivileged families in tea catchment areas was started in 2013 and caters for the students’ school fees and mentorship during the four years of secondary school education.
To date, KTDA has invested over 160 million Kenyan shillings on 898 students. KTDA Foundation will offer 70 new scholarship slots to 2020 KCPE candidates joining form 1 this year.
The 93% pass rate is an improvement on the 86% recorded by the 2019 class.