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Luiz Kipkoech Patrick January 11, 2019

PROMISES MADE PROMISES DELIVERED -COUNTY GOVERNMENT RELEASES BURSARY FOR NEEDY STUDENTS

In his manifesto, Governor Stephen Sang had promised the residents of Nandi that he would ensure that needy students benefit from the county bursary scheme.
In the year 2018,the County Government through the Department Of Education and Vocational Training disbursed a total of Ksh 60,000,000 set aside for bursaries to 6,434 needy students from the county. The 6,434 students comprised of students in secondary Schools, Vocational Training Institutions, Universities/Colleges and special needs.

 

In the FY 2018/2019, the county set aside Ksh 60,000,000 for bursaries. Already the county has received Ksh. 45,000,000 from the National Treasury for bursaries. The remaining Ksh. 15, 000,000 will be released by the Treasury in the last Quarter of the Financial Year. This is as per the National Treasury Formula of releasing Funds to counties.

 

In November 12th -19th Nandi County Bursary Fund Committee (NACEF) organized public participation forums across the 30 wards to identify the beneficiaries for the year 2019. During the forums, the committee allowed residents to identify needy students and their role was to enlist the beneficiaries as proposed by members of the public. The committee then sat and embarked on verification process.

 

A total of 6,117 needy students were identified and awarded bursaries. Of the 6,117 students 2,360 are in Secondary Schools, 1,958 are in Universities and Colleges, 1,216 are in Vocational Training Institutes and 591 Students in the Special needs category. The allocation formula to the four categories was Secondary Schools (30%), Universities/Colleges (30%) Vocational 30% and Special needs (10%).

 

Category.

Percentages %

Allocation

Secondary Schools

30%

18,000,000

Universities

30%

18,000,000

Vocational

30%

18,000,000

Special Needs

10%

6,000,000

Total

100%

60,000,000

 

The County Government has disbursed Ksh 40,381,475 to beneficiaries in Secondary Schools, Vocational Training Colleges and Special Needs category. A balance of Ksh. 1,618, 525 still awaits identification and award from wards that had not fully exhausted their allocation to make a total of Ksh 42,000,000. The remaining Ksh. 3,000, 000 will be added to Ksh 15,000, 000 that the treasury will release in the last quarter to make a total of Ksh 18,000,000 that will go to university students.
University and College Students will receive their disbursements once the National Treasury releases the remaining Ksh. 15,000,000.

 

Category.

No. Of Students

Allocation

Variance

Total

Secondary Schools

2,360

16,750,980

1, 249,020

18,000,000

Universities

1,958

18,000,000

0

18,000,000

Vocational

1,216

17,630,495

369,505

18,000,000

Special Needs

591

6,000,000

0

6,000,000

Total

6,117

58,381,475

1,618,525

60,000,000

 

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