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Bursary kitty to be enhanced

In  a bid to realise the government’s aim of achieving 100 percent transition from primary school to secondary schools, the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) of Maara, Tharaka Nithi County will from next year allocate Sh.200,000 for bursaries in every ward.

According  to the  area MP, Kareke Mbiuki the money will ensure that all bright but needy pupils in the area get admission to secondary school.

Speaking  to  reporters at Kairuni in Chogoria Ward on Sunday, the MP said all pupils in public primary schools who managed over 300 points and whose parents are poor will get their secondary school fees catered for until they complete form four.

Mbiuki also said students in secondary schools who attain C plus will qualify to get Sh.50, 000 bursary to enable them get enrollment at university.

The  MP called parents to ensure that all school age going children attended school lest the government through chiefs and their assistants take action against them.

“The  government has provided enough money for all children to attend school and parents must play their part in helping to wipe out illiteracy,” he said.

Mbiuki reminded his constituents that recently the ministry of education had opened applications for the inaugural 2020 Elimu Scholarship Programme targeting over 9,000 needy families and parents should take advantage of the facility.

He expressed optimism that eligible 2019 KCPE candidates had applied for the scholarships being funded by the ministry of education with the support of the World Bank.

By  Kenneth Marangu

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