Naivasha and Gilgil Sub-counties bursary beneficiaries issued with Cheques
Written by James Munyua and Niva Kimtai
Changing the lives of the Nakuru children through education continued in earnest today as H.E Governor Susan Kihika issued bursary Cheques to the beneficiaries in Naivasha and Gilgil Sub-counties.
Today’s event kicked off in Murindat Ward-Gilgil Sub-county and later at Lake View Ward in Naivasha Sub-county.
This comes just a day after a mega County bursary Fund launch by the Governor at Nyayo Gardens that saw the county issue 177.8 million worth of bursaries to students.
Speaking during the issuance of the cheques, the Governor promised to increase the allocation of the bursary in the next financial year to cater for more needy cases in the county.
“We want to have more money in the next financial year allocated for bursaries so that we can get more students in school and also keep them there. This is the only way we can change the lives of our children and support the dreams of bright but needy students in the County,” the Governor said.
About 1000 beneficiaries from Murindat Ward drawn from colleges, universities, secondary schools and special schools have benefited from the bursary fund with the Governor having 17 students from the ward on full scholarship.
In Lakeview ward, 1335 Students benefitted from the bursary Fund with a promise for more allocation in the subsequent issuance.
Members of the County Assembly (MCAs)present lauded the Governor’s efforts in making sure more needy students get bursaries to make them stay in school. This they said will make them get away from early marriages and drugs.
Education is one of the key agendas in Governor Susan Kihika’s manifesto. The consolidation of all County Bursaries will give priority to needy students from low-income households in the County.
The Governor has also reiterated the need for the rehabilitation of the ECDE classrooms to provide a conducive environment for learning for young learners.
And to ensure balance in learner-to-teacher ratio Governor Susan promised to employ more additional ECDE teachers with the feeding program set to be launched in the coming weeks in all the ECDEs across the County.
The exercise continues tomorrow in Kuresoi South.
The Governor was accompanied by CECM Zipporah Ngugi (Education ICT and E-government), CECM
Mr John Kihagi (Lands, Housing and Physical Planning), CECM Hon Josephine Achieng (Youth, Gender and Sports), acting County Secretary Dr Samuel Mwaura, Chief of Staff Dr Peter Ketyenya and a host of Chief Officers and MCAs.