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technology 25 Nov 2019

Needy students in Kirinyaga County to benefit from Ksh. 32 million county bursary

By Waiswa Wafula

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru disbursed a bursary of Ksh. 32.8 million to assist the needy students in her county.

7,867 secondary school students, 1,514 college students and 1,195 university students are set to benefit from the bursary which will facilitate their education. The students were identified during an intensive vetting process by bursary committees.

“My Government remains committed to supporting the education of our children, the improvement of academic performances in our County and ultimately, the lives of our youth is paramount,” the Governor said while issuing the bursary cheques to the beneficiaries at her official residence.

The Governor also directed that the funds would also assist the badly hit families that suffered the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This would ensure that no child is subjected to miss out on their education.

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She added that the disbursement was the last tranche of the year’s bursary kitty of Ksh. 113 million benefiting around 40,000 students.

“The County Government will continue supporting the needy students; we have allocated approximately Ksh 150 million bursary for the next financial year,” she said.

Waiguru then appealed to the different school’s management to ensure that all the COVID-19 protocols are observed at al times and the required support to ensure the protocols are observed will be available from the county’s health department.

The Governor lastly encouraged the students to work hard in their studies and fly the Kirinyaga flag high. She also encouraged the school principals to also support and encourage their students as they grow.

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