A day after Citizen TV highlighted the story of Yusuf Aker, the boy is now officially a student at the prestigious Kapsabet Boys High School.
The Principal of his new school said he would cater for his fees until he finishes Form 4.
On Friday morning, the eager boy reported to the school in a pair of shorts and a sweater in the company of his guardian.
His parents were both killed in bandit attacks and he lives with his grandmother in Baringo.
She could not make it for the trip but was besides herself with joy when she heard that her grandson would finally join secondary school, all expenses paid.
On Friday, Aker was given his school uniform: a pair of grey pants, a white shirt, red and black tie and a maroon sweater.
He said he was more than ready to start off his four-year journey at the school of his dreams and excel once again in his studies.
Aker had scored an outstanding 380 marks in the recently concluded Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.
He was the top pupil in his school; however, he opted to repeat Class 8 after failing to raise the fee required to join secondary school.
“Mimi napenda masomo ndio nikaonelea nirudi shule yangu ya zamani,” he told Citizen Digital.
Aker who hails from Mokong’wo village in Tiaty, Baringo Count had been admitted to the prestigious Kapsabet Boys High School.
He however failed to get a sponsor to settle his fees at the top national school.
Tangulbei Primary School headteacher James Merinyang expressed shock after seeing him in class last week despite the fact that he had topped the national exams.
The Digital News Desk caught up with Aker sitting for a Kiswahili opening term exam paper at the very school where he sat his KCPE last year.
The story was aired on Citizen TV on Thursday night and even before the news bulletin was halfway, Yvonne Okwara announced that Aker had found a sponsor.
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