The county government of West Pokot has disbursed Kshs. 300 million bursary kitty in an event held at St Theresa's Girls High School- Tartar. The kitty is an increase from Kshs. 220 million which was released last year.
Governor Prof. John Lonyangapuo who presided over the release of the kitty, said that 23,706 students have benefited from the programme from last years’ 23,000 beneficiaries indicating a 3% increase. Orphaned & needy students in boarding school will receive Sh20, 000 each and Sh8, 000 each for those in day schools. The rest will get Sh10, 000 for boarders and Sh5, 000 for day schoolers.
|Governor Prof. Lonyang'apuo handing over the dummy cheque to the students.|
Governor Prof. Lonyangapuo reiterated that his administration will continue to prioritize the educator sector as it is a key indicator of development. He further said that the county government will continue to offer its support to the education sector as it envisions a more empowered society.
|Governor Lonyang'apuo giving his speech and addressing the students during the launch.|
CEC Christine Apakoreng- Education said form one bursaries will be released in second term once the students are all enrolled and settled in school and their data captured. She urged parents to ensure that no child is left out when it comes to accessing education.
She added that a tentative plan of issuing the cheques for the bursaries. She urged school heads or representatives to pick the cheques from the county headquarters, Department of Education.
|Governor Lonyang'apuo, giving his speech as Women Rep Lilian and MP Kapenguria Hon. Moroto looks on|
Present during the event were County Commissioner Apollo Okello, MPs Peter Lochakapong (Sigor), Samuel Moroto (Kapenguria), William Kamket (Tiaty), Lilian Tomitom (Woman Representative), County Assembly Speaker Catherine Mukenyang, education sector stakeholders, MCAs, parents among others.
|CEC Education, Madam Christine Apakoreng' giving her speech during the bursary launch|