In efforts to see that 2015 KCPE candidates who scored 250 marks and above proceed with secondary education, the county government of Kakamega has allocated KShs2M per ward, up from Kshs1M last year, totaling to KShs120M for the entire county as bursaries.
Speaking today at St. Marks Imakale Secondary School in Matungu Sub-County, after opening two classrooms built by the county government in the institution, Kakamega County Governor H.E Hon. Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya said all candidates who will get government scholarship will enjoy it for all the four years that they will be in high school. The Governor added that the government has also incorporated in the program students joining colleges and polytechnics to further their education and skills. He encouraged needy students joining Universities to apply for Kakamega County Higher Education Loan through the Higher Education Loans Board to enable them attain their lifetime dreams. Oparanya encouraged residents to visit their respective ward administrator’s offices for inquiries and assistance.
Governor Oparanya was in Matungu, Mumias East and Navakholo for the ongoing commissioning of10Km road projects per ward in the county. Other Sub-Counties currently witnessing the wonders of earth movers on different roads include Lurambi, Shinyalu, Ikolomani, Khwisero, Butere and Mumias West.
The Governor was accompanied by The Deputy Governor H.E Hon. Prof. Philip Kutima, Hon. MP Benjamij Washiali (Mumias East ), Bishop Beaneah Salala (ACK – Mumias Diocese), Hon. MCAs, Executive Members among other guests.