Six students from Teso North, Busia County will now be able to join high schools after receiving full scholarships from Busia Deputy Governor (DG)Arthur Odera.
The six are among students who have been assisted by the county government to join high school after being stuck at home due to lack of funds to pay their fees.
“I will always be grateful to the DG Odera and the county government of Busia at large. I know I’ll be able to pursue my dream career,” stated Etyang, one of the beneficiaries who will join Kolanya Boys High School.
Etyang’s parents applauded the county government for the positive gesture towards education, noting that through education, their son is the only hope to elevate them from poverty.
“I thank God for our leaders. It’s only through education that our son will better our lives in the future,” noted Eunice, Etyang’s mother.
Busia Deputy Governor Arthur Odera who mentioned that it is their duty as the county government to ensure 100% transition into high schools echoed the mother’s sentiments.
“We have a task as the government to ensure every kid gets to school. We have started this journey together and we won’t tire until each student acquires education,” noted Odera.
Odera further urged the local leaders and Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) to work hand in hand in identifying the needy students and enable them to get the county bursary, which is to be allocated soon.
“Your elected leaders at grassroots levels who are supposed to be the watchdogs of the society should ensure your kids get a bursary on time once it is released soon,” said the DG, at Angurai centre.
Angurai Ward MCA Isaac Wamalwa acknowledged the move by the county government to invest in education terming it a major key in development.
“We will be able to empower society when our kids are educated. We need professional leaders to steer development in our county,” stated Wamalwa, adding that they will work hand in hand with local leaders to ensure every child has a chance to go to school.
By Peter Okeka