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Kasipul constituency students receives bursaries

Kasipul constituency students receives bursaries

Rachuonyo,

Friday , March 29 ,2024

KNA by Moses Julius

Needy students from various learning institutions in Kasipul constituency benefitted from Sh61 million worth of bursaries from the national Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) kitty.

The event held Thursday saw 50 percent of the money go to students in day secondary schools. “Many children of the poor and most vulnerable are in day secondary schools,” Kasipul MP Charles Ongondo Were said as he distributed the cheques.

The MP termed the bursary distribution for the financial year 2023/2024 as historical adding that he is focused to ensuring the children get education.

MP issued bursary cheques to a total of 3,741 day secondary schools students, 2354 students in boarding secondary schools, 1,837 students in tertiary institutions, and 22 students in special schools among others.

“The students in boarding secondary schools have been given cheques worth Sh10,000 The students in tertiary institutions have also received cheques worth Sh10,000 and above,” the Kasipul MP said.

He further said that he has come to learn that the bursary has a bearing on quality academic performance.

He cited other factors that have led to tremendous improvement on student performance in the constituency as construction of school dormitories, fully equipped laboratories, supportive academic programmes including motivating teachers, construction of good classrooms, and fencing the schools to ensure security of the learners.

“Through CDF, we have also bought 18 buses for the schools. These buses help to take students to local academic trips and sporting events which have contributed to good academic performance,” he said.

The MP said he has seen students’ performance improve over the years because of these efforts and now there is 200 percent increase in the number of students joining university through direct entry from the constituency.

He said previous results showed about 400 students were joining universities and about 90- percent were from Agoro Sare high school.

“Latest result show a tremendous improvement whereby over 2000 students managed to secure a grade for direct university entry,” he said.

Courtesy:KNA

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