Written by Dave Opiyo on January 20, 2022
Kisumu county government through its Ministry of Education yesterday gave out bursaries worth Ksh. 100 million. The bursaries were given to form three and four students in a move to ensure that needy students also get quality education as other students.
The Deputy governor Dr. Mathews Owili who officiated the distribution of the bursaries said that there is need to incorporate school heads when issuing bursaries in order to identify the exact needy students since its the heads who know their students better.
The Kisumu County Executive Committee Member in charge of Education John Awiti said that the amount they have released have been paid to form three and four students only. He added that the second phase will be as soon as possible to ensure that they assist needy students in form one, two and class eight.
Kenya Union for Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Kisumu branch secretary Zablon Awange who also attended the function urged principals to allow students to go and register as voters.