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Kananu disburses the largest bursary scheme in the country

Nairobi,23rd January 2022

More than 80,000 needy but bright  children from Nairobi City County will benefit from Governor, Ann Kananu’s  Executive and Ward bursary disbursements.

Nairobi City County Governor H.E Ann Kananu this morning disbursed  bursary cheques amounting to Kshs.590 million 382,500,000 million towards the Ward bursary fund and 207,500,000 executive bursary, making this the largest bursary  scheme disbursement in the country.

The Governor officially launched the 2021 academic year Nairobi City  County  Government  Bursary program whose aim is to support needy but bright students in Nairobi County.

Said the Governor, “These are full scholarships  to support needy secondary and vocational training students access education for the next four  years. It is worth noting that over the last four years, a total Kshs. 1.29billion has been disbursed  to needy and bright students.  Out of this kitty each of the 85 wards in Nairobi  was allocated bursary amounting to Kshs. 4.5 million, an increment of 1million from the previous years, through their respective  Ward bursary Committees under the patronage of their  MCAs.”

Ms. Kananu thanked Nairobi City County Assembly Members for their leadership and commitment  in ensuring fair allocation of the bursaries.

The County boss reiterated  her administration’s  commitment in addressing the challenges  faced by needy students at various educational institutions.

Said Ms. Kananu, “I commit to continue supporting needy and bright children in Nairobi City to ensure continuity of this program and make education more  accessible  to those who otherwise face seemingly insurmountable  economic  barriers.”

Ms. Kananu directed the County Executive Committee  Member  in-charge of  Education Ms. Janet Ouko to immediately start the 2022 bursary process  to ensure beneficiaries  remain in school and are not destabilized come the new school year.

The Governor  also urged the parents  to engage their children to ensure they remain responsible in order to continue  enjoying the County scholarships.

The County Executive Committee  Member for Education Ms. Janet Ouko termed this a historic and  humbling moment as Nairobi County disbursed the highest amount of bursary to the needy.

Ms. Ouko assured patents  that her Sector will  do anything  to role out the bursaries for the next academic  year 2022 as soon as possible.  Ouko urged principals not to send away children  from the schools  even when the money is delayed  since the money will  eventually be paid.

Said Ms. Ouko, “I salute all MCAs who have ensured the money is secured  for the bursary scheme. I urge all those who will come in future  to be faithful  in ensuring the money is secured for the bursary scheme.”

Speaking at the same event. Nairobi County Secretary, Dr. Jairus Musumba said. “While it is National Government policy to provide free basic education and ensure 100 percent transition of all pupils from Primary to Secondary, user costs remain a significant barrier to education access to children from low-income families.”

The event was attended by the County Executive Committee Members, County  Assembly and other invited education stakeholders.


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