Thu. Apr 2nd, 2020

County Government of Busia

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7,000 STUDENTS TO BENEFIT FROM SH40M BUSIA EDUCATION BURSARY

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Photo: Busia Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi, First Lady Judy Ojaamong, Assembly Speaker Bernard Wamalwa, Education Executive John Mwami and other county officials receive the Sh40m dummy cheque from Cooperative Bank.

About 7,000 students will benefit from Sh40 million worth of education bursary from Busia County Government.

Busia Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi commissioned the issuance of cheques to needy students during a ceremony held at Busia Vocational Training Centre.

This comes about five months after the Governor H.E Sospeter Ojaamong issued bursary cheques worth Sh36 million; it had taken three years before any issuance was effected owing to delays in formulation of rules and regulations.

CECM for Education and Vocational Training John Mwami said the department had requisitioned Sh105m for Ward bursaries but the National Treasury released only Sh40m.

“I am appealing to the County and National Treasuries to work on a plan to have all the remaining money released at once, otherwise it will be difficult to  allocate”, he said, adding that  Sh47m conditional grants for Vocational Training Centres will be disbursed next week. 

H.E Mulomi said Sh100m has been allocated 100 million to 105 students who will be provided with scholarships in various fields like education, medicine, law and engineering.

 “Education is the most important aspect that we need to embrace in the county; there is need by various stakeholders to team up and embrace the spirit,” he said.

The DG appreciated the role the teachers play in the education in the county; they are the kingpins of education and we believe by giving this support we will be able to get children that are experienced to be empowered to ensure they achieve the requisite education for national development.

Speaker of the County Assembly Bernard Wamalwa and Deputy Speaker Lawrence Okaale urged the county and national treasuries to ensure future disbursements are done once and not in piecemeal, which will not make any impact.

The Speaker told the County Education Bursary Committee   to think outside the box and get partners to boost the bursary kitty instead of only relying on budgets.

2 thoughts on “7,000 STUDENTS TO BENEFIT FROM SH40M BUSIA EDUCATION BURSARY

  1. I am glad for the support in the field of education. I will be able to do my semester 1 exams since through bursary, (ksh. 10 000) from Busia county i have completed all my first semester fees. Thank you Our Governor Ojamong with your staff. (Simon Wesonga bachelor of science in Tourism Management – Pwani University. May God bless you all.

  2. Am Simon Peter Wabwire, BSc Actuarial Science Student Tom Mboya University, I applied for Busia county bursary and am looking forward to being considered.Our beloved governor, Sospeter Ojaamong, just be blessed.

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