West Pokot County bursary programme was initiated to support all students from the county. This was a move geared towards reducing the illiteracy level in the county and promote the governor’s manifesto of empowering all children from the county educationally.
West Pokot Government through the Department of Education and Technical Training has released Ksh 40M worth of bursary cheques to furnish students academically.
Speaking during the release, governor Prof. John Lonyangapuo emphasized the need to promote education and empower the youths in the county. “My government is aiming at achieving its 3Es Agenda, Education being one of them. We will work hard to ensure our education level is well endorsed to empower our people.” He said.
Christine Apakoreng-CEC Member for Education and Technical Training expounded on the bursary programme saying that the number of students that applied for the bursary have increased showing that more students from the county are pursuing higher education for better future.
Approximately 4,700 students from 72 universities will this year benefit from the programme. This disbursement is part of the Ksh 300M education bursary unveiled a month ago by H.E Governor Prof. John Lonyangapuo. Kapenguria KMTC and Chesta Teachers Training College also received their cheques.
Unlike the previous years where the students got the cheques from the department concerned, CEC Apakoreng clarified that, officials from the education and technical training will be responsible for handing and delivering the cheques to the respective institutions.
Pokot University Students Association leadership led by Chairman Nicholas Arole praised the county government for ensuring all students from secondary schools to universities get the bursary funds.
The release was graced by CECs Luka Chepelion(finance), Augustine Monges (public works), MCAS Robert Komole, Elijah Kasheusheu, COs john Karamunya, Thomas Lotonyang, Wilson Ngoroko among others.