Sh100 mil­lion set aside for needy stu­dents in Ny­eri

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

The Ny­eri gov­ern­ment has set aside Sh100 mil­lion for bur­sary for more than 16,000 needy stu­dents. Last year, it set up the Elimu Fund – a county bur­sary scheme – and more than 13,000 needy stu­dents re­ceived bur­saries from the Sh90 mil­lion kitty. Deputy Gov­er­nor Samuel Wa­mathai said the fund will en­sure no stu­dent fails to com­plete school due to lack of money. “The fund aims to help bright and needy stu­dents from poor back­grounds and pri­mar­ily those in se­condary schools, uni­ver­si­ties and col­leges, in­clud­ing vo­ca­tional train­ing cen­tres,” he said. Wa­mathai spoke at Ny­eri Na­tional Polytech­nic dur­ing the Teach­ers’ Ser­vice Com­mis­sion open day on Wed­nes­day.

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