The County Government of Nandi through the Department of Education and Vocational Training has embarked on an exercise to identify this next year’s bursary beneficiaries.
This exercise aims at identifying bright and needy students in the County trough public meetings that have already kicked of across the County.
A total of 60 million shillings was allocated for the bursary kitty in the 2018- 2019 financial year where every ward will get 2 million each.
The money distributed through the County bursary fund is meant for learners in University, Colleges, Vocational Polytechnics, Secondary schools in a ratio of 30:30:30:10. Respectively.
This bursary distribution exercise will be overseen by the County Education Fund Committee where beneficiaries for the first term next year.
According to Education and Vocational training CECM Valentine Chumo, the exercise is open, fair and transparent since the program targets only needy cases in every village within the county.
Chumo further says that in the spirit of the CBEF act that governs the management of the bursary kitty, her office will exercise due diligence to ensure that most deserving student’s get the County Government support through the bursaries.
“We undertake as department to be in the fore-front in supporting skill development and ensure that enrollment of students in schools remains steady as we seek to help our learners persue their dreams without being distracted by lack of school fees or status of their homes.” Chumo said.
She further said, We want to ease the burden of paying school fees to a level where it can be afforded by every parent through a prudent management of the bursary funds and a fair distribution process.”