News Categories: Education, Research and Vocational Training

17 Nov
By: Cornelius Kipkoech 0


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.”

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11 Nov
By: Evans Sirma 0


The County government of Nandi through the department of education has launched the bursary award scheme for this financial  year. The exercise of Identification of the needy and bright students across the County commenced on Monday 12th  and set to end on Monday 19th . The department has put in place efforts to guarantee free, fair and transparent process.

You can download the Schedule here

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10 Aug
By: Evans Sirma 0

Nandi County celebrates The International Youth Week as opportunities for the youth are unveiled by Governor Stephen Sang

Unemployment is an alarming challenge that has seen educated youth waste away in so many struggles due to the limited job opportunities. The annual graduations that are highly celebrated, be they certificates, diplomas or degrees carry a lot of joy for excellence only for them to mutate into anxiety and restlessness soon after due to the limited job market. Youth end up taking any available opportunities to make ends meet.
The County Government of Nandi through various departments is intentional in addressing the challenges facing the youth in Nandi County.
As the International Youth Week comes to wrap up, the county government is set to unbundle the opportunities that seek to improve the state of the youthful population. The Department of Public Service has unveiled 400 internship opportunities for the youth across the county. This is in line with Governor Stephen Sang’s manifesto that pledged to create internship opportunities for the youth so as to enable them acquire the necessary skills and experience as they enhance their professional growth.

The opportunities that do not require any past working experience is open to any youth with a certificate, diploma or degree from a reputable institution. This will ensure that skilled and deserving youth who may not have had an opportunity to work after their schooling get a chance to work and acquire the required experience as they also serve Nandi County. The interns will be paid a stipend of between Ksh. 8,000 and Ksh. 12,000. Applications can be done through <a href=””/> .

The Department of Education on the other has also opened opportunities for 800 ECD teachers whose successful applicants will have an opportunity to serve for at least three years. The opportunities are spread across all wards in the county as listed in the advert here

Among other opportunities set for the youth on this day include enhancement of the 30% Access to Government Procurement Opportunities. Most youth with start-up companies lack capital even after winning the tenders thus affecting the quality of works done. In a bid to bridge this gap, the county government is set to sign an MoU with Youth Enterprise Development Fund so as to increase the uptake of tenders by youths in the various county departments, and linking up with institutions that provide youth friendly loans for LPOs and LSOs.

On to top of this, the county government is heading towards Performance Based Contracting that enable the youth organize themselves and benefit from the County Government’s funds for maintenance of roads in each ward by performing tasks such as bush clearing, drainage opening, installing culverts etc. Contracts under this program will run for a period not less than 1 year and not more than 3 years.The youth has a role in protecting the environment.

The Department of Youth in conjunction with that of Environment is set to offer youth opportunities to benefit from being engaged in planting trees, establish nurseries and supply the seedlings to the county government under an agreed framework.

Among other programs are entrepreneurial training and start-up support, sponsorship for training and acquisition of technical skills and opportunities for scholarships and sponsorship’s based on talent where the county government will identify, exploit and support in the development of youth talent while engaging stakeholders who can extend scholarship opportunities for such talents.

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28 Jul
By: Evans Sirma 1

Three scholarships awarded at the Nandi County Education Expo

Education has for time immemorial proved that it holds the key to a successful community. Many young people in Kenya have been attracted to education in foreign countries. The process of getting such opportunities has not only been tedious, expensive and time-consuming but also exclusive due to the distant access to such information.

It is for this reason the Nandi County’s Department of Education and Vocational Training, Uniserve and Nandi Professionals jointly hosted The Nandi County Education Expo on 27th and 28th of July at Kapsabet High School to offer an opportunity to students, youth and parents who needed such information. The event attracted 50 local and international universities.

Deputy Governor Dr. Yulita Mitei during the opening of Nandi County Education Expo

The Expo was officially opened by Deputy Governor Dr. Yulita Mitei who emphasized on county government’s commitment to collaborate with different institutions of higher learning so as to boost the education sector at the county. “We will strive to ensure that we secure global opportunities for our youth through scholarships and partnerships” she said.

The Chairman of the County Assembly’s Education Committee Hon. Kipkirong Rono Mengeech emphasized on the importance of educating the youth. “We need to see that the generation we raise are formed and not developed. Our students should practice what they are taught” he said.

CEC Member in charge of Education and Vocational Training Hon. Baliach present universities for acknowledging Nandi County’s potential in Education. “Your visit to Nandi has seen 3 Students from the County benefit for tuition Scholarships and will be joining Cyprus International University.” He said. The three students are just but a start of many opportunities that Nandi County is set to benefit from.

One of the stands during the expo

The three beneficiaries are Ann Taritai, Joel Cheruiyot and MaryLucy Jebet who will pursue Masters in Business Administration, Undergraduate Degree in Economics and Undergraduate Degree in International Law respectively. The scholarship will cover 100% of their tuition fee.

Chief Officer Education and Vocational Training Mr. Sang appreciated all the stakeholders and assured that the Expo shall be held annually so as to give more beneficiaries a chance.

Uniserve is a leading link between Universities in Kenya and abroad and will follow up on the beneficiaries’ admission letters.

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17 Jul
By: Evans Sirma 0

Nandi County’s Big 4 picks momentum

A committee chaired by Deputy Governor Dr. Yulita Mitei that is tasked with the process of aligning the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) with that of the National Government’s Big Four agenda held a meeting to deliberate on the structure that is going to guide and align county’s agenda with the National’s agenda of the Big Four.

The County Government of Nandi is seeking to seize and leverage on this timely opportunity and fit in the national government’s plans as it strives to transform lives through manufacturing, Agriculture, affordable housing and universal healthcare.

The County Government has allocated resources for some of the flagship projects in the Financial Year 2018/2019 so as to ensure timely and smooth impleme ntation



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