News Categories: Education

27 Mar
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Governor Lee disburses Ksh 55 Million for bursaries

A total of Sh 55million worth of bursaries was disbursed today to all 11 sub counties in the first phase this financial year.
While issuing the bursaries at Temyotta, Nyota ward in Kuresoi North, Governor Lee Kinyanjui also distributed ECD learning materials and furniture to Kiptororo, Nyota, Kamara and Sirikwa wards.

The Governor further directed the bursary committee to ensure the second tranche of the bursaries is released on time.

He reiterated the County Government’s commitment on improving the standards of education in Kuresoi North.

In the previous KCSE exams, Kuresoi North was ranked second last in the County. Over 66 percent of students got a grade of D and below. In primary school results, Kuresoi South was ranked number 9 out of 11 sub-counties.

“As a county we will work with teachers, parents and other stakeholders to improve the performance. We will sponsor a meeting for education stakeholders to address the issue,” the Governor said.

He noted that the County employed 250 ECD teachers this year in a move to boost early childhood education across the county, adding that more will be employed in the next financial year.

On vocational training centers, Governor Kinyanjui said the County is keen on improving TVETs and urged parents to enroll their children in vocational training centers seeing as the county caters for their fees.

The Governor also revealed the County’s plan to address water shortage in Kuresoi North by sinking boreholes in Mungetho and Temyotta that will be powered by solar from June.

The area will also benefit from the Boresha Barabara program to facilitate access to markets.
“Our engineers are under strict instructions to ensure quality work is done by contractors. I will lobby to ensure the road under national Government is rehabilitated,” the Governor said.

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31 May
By: NGPU 0

County to equip Vocational Training Centers

The County Government of Nakuru is in the process of building, equipping and renovating Vocational Training Centers in order to absorb thousands of Form 4 leavers who fail to transit to universities.
Education, ICT, and e-Government CECM Mr. Raymond Komen also noted that the County has set aside funds to ensure that learners at all levels remain in class through the academic calendar.
Mr. Komen noted that the County has already disbursed the first tranche of Sh49 million to a total of 9, 044 students in special schools, secondary, vocational, colleges and universities. 
The CECM was speaking when he toured Mang’u Vocational Training Centre and Ol Rongai Vocational Training Centre on a fact-finding mission.
At Mang’u, Mr. Komen noted that the Center was completed and functional but was not adequately equipped.
“The county will ensure the center is equipped by end of June, and start sensitization programs for the community to know this facility exists,” he said.
However, at Ol Rongai, which sits on 5 acres parcel of land, the center was incomplete, vandalized and seemingly abandoned.
Mr. Komen directed the school committee and the ward administrator to table a status report within 7 days.
“Make sure you assess the vandalism and quantify it. We cannot be wasting public money on projects, only for criminals to come in and destroy them,” said Mr. Komen.
Earlier in the day, Mr. Komen had officiated a Thanksgiving and Prize giving ceremony at Mema Secondary school in Rongai Sub County.
He noted that the County Government of Nakuru was keen on reversing the worrying education standards in the County.
“The surest way of realizing our dream is by laying a better foundation for our children by enrolling professional teachers, building and equipping our classes,” the CECM noted.
He stated that the County has trained Early Childhood Development and Education teachers in line with the ongoing education reforms.
“We have equipped 21 ECDE centers and a process of recruiting some 350 teachers is ongoing through the County Public Service Board,” Mr. Komen revealed.
The County is working on a school feeding program that will see pupils remain in school.  
The County education boss was accompanied by Menengai West Ward MCA Mr. Symon Mwangi, County education officials and opinion leaders.
Mr. Mwangi urged parents to play an active role in the education of their children, even after high school.
“We should not give up on our children when they do not attain grades required by universities. The students can still achieve their dreams by joining Technical Vocation and Education Training Centers,” noted Mr. Mwangi.
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