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County gov’t gives scholarships to needy students

A total of 500 students from needy backgrounds in Kajiado County have benefitted from Sh50 million scholarship from the County Government.

300 of the beneficiaries are in secondary schools, while 200 are in colleges and universities.

Students in secondary schools received Sh50, 000 each as fees for the whole year, while those in colleges and universities received Sh100, 000 each.

Governor Joseph Lenku, while issuing the scholarship funds to the students, noted that his government was committed to ensuring that all learners access education regardless of their background.

Lenku noted that there were very many bright and needy students and the scholarships will ensure that they too have a chance to complete education.

“No student should stay out of school for lack of fees. My administration is committed to investing in education for all so that no one is left behind,” he said.

The Governor noted that many parents had lost their income as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic, and the scholarships would go a long way in ensuring that the learners resume and stay in school as it re-opens next week.

Lenku revealed that the annual bursary allocation had risen from sh.40 million in 2017 to the current sh.50 million with over 10,000 students benefitting from it.

County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Education Jeremiah Ole Ncharo urged the beneficiaries to work hard in school so as to better their lives in future.

Ole Ncharo said the scholarship program targets bright students from needy backgrounds, to ensure that they too have a chance to change their lives.

The CECM advised the students to be focused on their studies and avoid engaging in activities that would ruin their chances of achieving their dreams.

“All beneficiaries must work hard and maintain discipline in school, so as to be retained in the scholarship program.” he said.

He further called on teachers, parents and guardians to guide and counsel the learners so that they do not lose sight of their goals.

By Rop Janet

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