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Murang’a County Awards Bursaries To Students Enrolling In Universities

Murang’a County Awards Bursaries To Students Enrolling In Universities

The Murang’a county government has begun awarding bursaries to students who plan to enroll in universities before the end of the year.

The program aims to reach over 1,000 students who completed their KCSE in 2021 after attending day secondary schools.

Each student will receive Sh. 10,000 from the county administration to help with the payment of the required university fees.

Beginning last week, county Governor Irungu Kang’ata began distributing bursaries by visiting day schools that were able to send some of their students to universities.

The governor paid a visit to two schools in Gatanga Sub County last week, awarding bursaries to students from Ithanga and Ndakaini Day secondary schools.

Kang’ata distributed bursary cheques to students who attended Gakui Secondary School in Kandara and Karega School in Kigumo Sub County on Wednesday.

The program has benefited 108 students from Kigumo schools and another 98 from Kandara day schools.

Karega Day School in Kigumo Sub County successfully admitted 53 students to the university in 2021.

The county government has set aside Sh. 10 million to support the program, and Kang’ata has promised to increase the amount to benefit more students.

Kang’ata noted that the bursaries are part of the county government’s scholarship program, Nyota Zetu, which initially supported needy and bright students enrolled in National and extra-county secondary schools.

He emphasized the move, saying it will motivate students from day school to work hard and achieve the grades required to attend universities.

In addition, the governor has promised to establish an internship program to help university and college students gain experience.

The program will last a year and will only benefit county students who will be placed in various county departments to learn and gain practical skills.

“We are aiming to give university students an attachment for one year so that they can get skills immediately after they graduate.

“The gained work and professional experience will assist them to search for long-lasting employment,” added Kang’ata.

Kang’ata also promised to start another admission scholarship for the top three KCPE students from each public primary school in the county before they enter high school.

Beneficiaries of the program will receive Sh10,000 to help them prepare for secondary school.

“There is a need to boost education standards in this county and this will be realized through supporting local students to attain their education goals by providing needed resources,” he averred.

Murang’a County Awards Bursaries To Students Enrolling In Universities


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