A total of 182 students have benefited from a Sh4million worth of the Presidential Bursary Scholarship Scheme in Tana River County.
Speaking to the press in his Hola, the County Children Services Coordinator Daniel Waiti said the beneficiaries got the funding from the financial year 2019/2020 allocation in the County.
Waiti said the beneficiaries are 109 male and 73 female students who scored 250 marks and above during their Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination (KCPE) and from poor families.
He said before the needy student is awarded the Presidential bursary, he/ she gets application form from the Sub-County Children Office that will be signed by the area Chief and the School Head teacher to certify that the student is a needy child and from poor family.
Waiti further said, all application forms will be sent to the Sub-County Children’s Officer and Constituency Social Assistance Committee that would recommend the successful candidates to benefit.
The County Children Services Coordinator said a maximum of Sh15, 000 is allocated to students in a day secondary school and Sh30, 000 for students in boarding secondary school.
He also added that the beneficiaries are from all three Sub-counties in Tana River, whereby Tana Delta Sub-county 73 students benefited, Bura Sub-county (62) and Galole Sub-county (47).
By Simon Guruba