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12 students from Vihiga awarded German scholarships

By Alex Wakhisi | August 5th 2014

Vihiga, Kenya: Twelve students in Vihiga County have won scholarships to study engineering courses at Wildau University of Science and Technology in Germany for the next three years.

Ten students will be enrolled for undergraduate courses while two will pursue Master's degrees at the same institution.

Vihiga County Executive in charge of Education Nixon Amendi said they signed a deal with the Germany-based university to offer scholarships to 12 students annually.

"We signed a memorandum of understanding with Wildau University  in Germany to offer scholarships to 12 students from our county every year and this is the first batch of the agreement," said Amendi.

The county, he said, will spend Sh10 million on the students' upkeep while in Germany while the university will pay for their tuition.

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