A total of 410 students from vulnerable families in Migori have benefited from bursaries under the county bursary scheme.
The learners from various Secondary Schools and Technical Vocational Training Colleges (TVETS) from Migori county received an educational boost amounting to Sh.14,350, 000.
Speaking at Migori County stadium during the signing off of the funds, Migori Governor Ochilo Ayacko acknowledged that despite education being a national government function, his administration was happy to chip in and ease the financial burden on parents.
Today we are offering 410 continuing students a chance to continue with their education. The money that will be released today will aid the academic prowess of our childrenGovernor Ayacko
“We acknowledge that education is a national government function. The county government however understands the difficulty parents go through to pay school fees,” he said.
“Today we are offering 410 continuing students a chance to continue with their education. The money that will be released today will aid the academic prowess of our children,” furthered Ayacko.
The Governor also outlined that each of the students will receive a total of Sh.35,000 from the funds.
The Governor also promised a similar amount of money in a three-week period to support new students.
“In the next three weeks, my administration will be disbursing a similar amount to support new students. In one month, we will have disbursed Sh.29 million to facilitate payment of school fees to needy students,” he said.
As we do our part in aiding the academic prowess of the children, I would urge the parents to ensure that they bring up the children in an upward manner. Let us not promote cultic behaviours in our childrenGovernor Ayacko
The county boss stressed the need for parents not to expose their children to misleading and radical teachings.
Ayacko referred to the Shakahola massacre as one of the toxic religious upbringings that parents should watch out for.
“As we do our part in aiding the academic prowess of the children, I would urge the parents to ensure that they bring up the children in an upward manner. Let us not promote cultic behaviours in our children,” said Ayacko.
Migori Deputy Governor Joseph Mahiri lauded the transparency in the distribution process noting that most deserving learners received the education support.
” But we couldn’t have achieved this remarkable feat without the exceptional coordination from our county Education department and other education stakeholders. Their tireless efforts have made this initiative a resounding success,” he said.
The Deputy Governor additionally extended an invitation to other esteemed development partners, including the banks supporting students in other institutions, to collaborate with the county.
He noted that through this partnership, the county will get valuable insights into the profiles of the students benefiting from the partners’ support.