Kakamega Governor, H.E FCPA Fernandes Barasa has called on the National Government to consider devolving Primary and Secondary education to County Governments. He made the remarks during the distribution of scholarships, worth Ksh. 10,425,000, to 100 deserving students in Kakamega.
FCPA Barasa emphasized that Governors are well placed to effectively manage the education sector adding that they possess a comprehensive understanding of the day-to-day challenges faced by students and schools within their regions due to the direct contact they have with them, as their constituents.
Governor Barasa also emphasized the need for the Commission on Revenue Allocation to re-evaluate the budget allocated for devolved functions for a fair and substantial allocation of funds to ensure counties adequately carry out their responsibilities.
The scholarship award ceremony saw the successful beneficiaries from various backgrounds receive support to further their education. The initiative not only offers financial assistance to deserving learners but also underscores Governor Barasa’s commitment to improving access to quality education within Kakamega County.