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Nyeri needy students get sh40 million bursary

Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga has disbursed Elimu Fund bursaries worth Sh40 million to assist some of the county’s needy students in secondary schools, colleges and universities for the financial year 2020/2021.

When issuing the bursary cheques to school principals outside his office, Kahiga said that the funds will enable the students to remain in learning institutions throughout the year.

“My government remains committed to supporting the education of our children, the improvement of academic performance in our county and ultimately, the lives of our youth,” said the governor.

The bursaries will benefit over 10,000 students in secondary schools, colleges, polytechnics, universities and special schools across the 30 wards in Nyeri County.

He said in this current financial year, additional Elimu Fund bursaries worth Sh 160 million will also be disbursed.

Kahiga said in the last four years, the county government has disbursed bursaries worth Sh 280 million to over 60,000 students.

He added that an additional 180 students have benefitted through the Governor’s Scholarship programme, which supports two bright students per ward who come from vulnerable backgrounds.

He encouraged the students to work hard in their studies and at the same time appealed to school principals to continue encouraging their students.

On politics the governor called on Nyeri residents to elect capable leaders who can move the county forward on development come 2022 General Elections.

By Beth Ndirangu

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