Tharaka Nithi Governor, Muthomi Njuki has launched a sh30 million bursary kitty to support needy bright students from poor households in the region.
The bursary is set to benefit over 500 students from 15 wards across the county in a move to boost education in the area.
And speaking during the official handing over of cheques to students at Karingani ward, the governor insisted on the importance of education and the need to support students as they transition from one level to the next.
Njuki who was flanked by County Executive Committee Member (CEC) for education Sheila Mwende Kiganka, and area MCAs among other government officers pledged to continue supporting education programmes to enable more children access quality education.
“My government will continue to support the education sector in the county as doing so will go a long way in improving learner’s performance,” he said.
The governor had earlier distributed shopping hampers to different schools to enable students to be well facilitated as they study.
Kiriagani Member of County Assembly (MCA) Mr Mureithi Gaturo urged the county government to continue supporting teen mothers to prevent them from dropping out of school. “We have very bright girls who dropped out of school because of pregnancy. We need to make sure these girls go back to school and complete their education,” he insisted.
The MCA further said that no child should be out of school because of school fees and urged parents to always seek help.
By Sharon Gitau