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SH 350 MILLION SCHOLARSHIP FUND NOW TO FUND HIGH SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES STUDENTS ONLY

NEW SCHOLARSHIP FUND GUIDELINES
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By Stanley Mwahanga/GPS
As from January 1, 2018, The County government of Kilifi will channel all its bursary allocations ONLY towards sustaining students in Secondary, University and Tertiary and Technical colleges.
A directive by H.E Amason Kingi to the Department of Education and ICT and all 35 ward representatives in the County, is that high focus on the annual Sh 350 million Scholarship will now be on bright and needy students pursuing their education in high school, University or Technical colleges.
Already the governor has directed the newly appointed County Executive Committee Member in charge of Education and ICT, Professor Gabriel Katana, to come up with plan and sign draft laws that will lay focus on how the kitty is managed.
This will come as a relief to many parents and students who wish to further pursue their education but lacked funding.
âWe want to see that the no bright student in the county is deprived his right to pursue education, that is why in my second term as the governor, we are dedicating much of the ward scholarship fund towards students in secondary, university and those in technical colleges,â said Kingi during the swearing in of his County Executives Committee members on January, 4, 2018.
The County government allocate Sh 10 million for every ward annually for scholarships purposes, but according to the governor, Ward Representatives have been abusing the funds to reward their cronies who voted for them in pursuing un substantiated courses including driving.
âWe know that the scholarship is not much but why should we abuse it. I have never heard of a person getting a full scholarship to pursue driving. This trend must stop. We canât be always sending people to go and do driving course or saloon courses while we have thousands of our people who want to pursue degree courses, masters who lack funding. We want to produce students with Phd, masters and professors who will come and run this county. This is not a foundation for us, but all for future generations,â said governor Kingi.
He said when the initiative was started, its main aim was to see that the county improves its educations standings by sending bright students to further their education, but instead that vision had gradually been misguided.
He said the county had been lagging behind in terms of education for a long time due to poor educational structures and lack of good will from previous leaders, stating that even now Kilifi performance at the national level is still wanting.
Kilifi is among the Counties which did not produce a student with an A grade in the just concluded Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Exams.
But despite the challenges, Kingi said the county was on the right path towards changing this trend.
âWe know that we are only charged with managing Pre-primary education, but a strong foundation is the key to good education and we have been creating that environment that will see the people of Kilifi gain that much needed knowledge,â he said.

 

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