MPESA Foundation Academy 2017 for Talented but Economically Disadvantaged Kenyan Students.

Application Deadline: August 31st 2016

The M-PESA Foundation Academy is a state of the art, co-educational and residential high school providing world class Kenyan education. Driven by leadership, entrepreneurship, technology and innovation, The Academy serves talented but economically disadvantaged students with demonstrated leadership potential.

Students who graduate from The Academy will be leaders in their fields of interest, such as business, academia, politics, sports or the arts. They will be the entrepreneurs and
community leaders who will drive Kenya forward.

Consistent with the Kenya Ministry of Education guidelines, students have a
choice of the following subjects: B | Core Strategies in Action

Group I

  • English
  • Kiswahili
  • Mathematics

Group II

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Group III

  • History & Government
  • Geography

Group IV

  • Home Science
  • Art and Design
  • Agriculture
  • Woodwork
  • Metalwork
  • Drawing and Design
  • Computer Studies
  • Building and Construction

Group V

  • French
  • German
  • Music
  • Business Studies

In addition to examinable subjects, The Academy offers supplementary subjects to fulfil students’ other educational needs.

Residential Life

  • The Academy is fully residential. All students, as well as most faculty members, live
    on campus. This is a comfortable and safe environment, in which students practice
    their value-based education and leadership.
  • Each residential floor has a live-in faculty member who is in charge of the overall wellness of the students. The spaces in the residential floors are designed to promote a healthy social livelihood.


  • Admission into The Academy is based on an independent application process.
  • Each applicant must be in their last year of primary school and be aged between
    13 and 15 years old registered to sit their KCPE assessment in November.

Application to The Academy
Admission is evaluated on the following criteria:
A. Academic Excellence
B. Leadership and Entrepreneurship Potential
C. Financial Need
D. Responsible Citizenship
E. Critical Thinking
F. Problem Solving

  • Applications are accepted from students from all counties in Kenya.
  • The admissions cycle runs from May to November each year, and consists of filling and returning an application form and a multiple stage evaluation process, including telephone and in person interviews for selected applicants.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the MPESA Foundation Academy 2017 


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