250 STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM GOVERNOR NYARIBO SCHOLARSHIP
January, 15, 2024
Nyamira County Governor H.E Amos Nyaribo today issued scholarships to 250 students to join Form ones.
This is the third phase of the issuance of the County Scholarship Program that targets bright but needy students to pursue their secondary education.
Beneficiaries scored 300 marks and above. They were vetted by the Ward Scholarship Committees and approved by the Nyamira County Education Support Fund Board.
Speaking at Nyamira’s Uhuru garden, the Governor said the selection of beneficiaries was rigorous as it ensured that the most qualified and those in dire need got the scholarship.
For accountability purposes, H.E said, the list generated by the scholarship committee was sent to Ward Administrators for the public scrutiny before coming up with the final list.
Four hundred and fifty students had previously benefited under the same scholarships started by the Governor two years ago.
At least 10 deserving candidates were selected from each of the 20 wards in Nyamira County.
Beneficiaries will enjoy a full 4-year secondary education scholarship worth Sh14 million.
The Governor said beneficiaries will get full school fees, uniforms a box and Sh2,000 pocket money.
“I reiterate that this scholarship program is in line with my development agenda to improve the level of education in Nyamira County,” the County Boss.
He disclosed that his County Government will also pay bursary for Form 1 and Form 2 students while MPs through CDF will pay for Form 3 and Form 4 students.
“I wish to encourage students who have benefitted from the scholarship program to work hard in school and maintain high levels of discipline so that they can achieve their goals,” he said.
He asked those who have benefited through the scholarship and County bursaries to avail their termly academic report cards to the education committee that is monitoring their education performances.
“We will withdraw our financial support for students who will not work hard in their education,” he warned them.
Governor Nyaribo said in future, needy and bright students from Academies will be included in the scholarship “for only cases where those who supported such students had withdrawn their sponsorships”.
He disclosed that President William Ruto had accepted the establishment of a University in the Nyamira County.
“We are now looking for an established learning institution with 25ha of land to start a branch of Kisii University in the County,” he said.
The function was attended by MCAs, Executive Committee Members and political advisors in his Government.
By Governor’s Press Unit.