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Mandera launches bursary kitty program

Mandera County government has launched an ambitious Sh120 million bursary program to help poor bright students complete their education.

Mandera Governor Ali Roba while launching the program aimed at helping students from the entire county said no poor bright student will miss education due to lack of school fees.

Mr. Roba said the kitty will support students in secondary schools, tertiary institutions and universities.

The governor said the program will support more than 12,000 beneficiaries adding, the department of education was committed to maintaining equity in the education sector.

“The poor will now get an opportunity to study without being sent home for school fees, which will ultimately improve education standards in the county,” said Roba.

The governor urged the School Management Boards to make prudent use of the funds and to benefit the relevant beneficiaries.

Mandera County Government has in the recent past allocated increased funds to the department of education in efforts to improve education standards.

In the last financial year Mandera County Government disbursed 582 million shillings to secondary schools, tertiary institutions and universities as bursary funds.

By Dickson Githaiga

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