It was a sigh of relief for the parents and teachers from Wajir East Constituency in Wajir county following the launch of sh 20m bursary funds.
Wajir East MP. Rashid Kassim said that this year’s kitty came at a time when the residents were facing hard times caused by the ravaging drought and coronavirus pandemic.
A total of Sh10m was allocated to secondary students while sh10m for learners in the colleges, universities and tertiary institutions.
129 institutions are set to benefit from the bursary fund.
Rashid Kassim while presiding over the disbursement of the constituency bursary fund said that they have given a priority to learners from less privileged families and disability.
The MP has also warned school heads not to send home students for fees and directed school boards to audit school principals in order to make sure school funds are utilised properly.
“…No single Kenyan child should be sent away on account of school fees, any school principal who does that will face consequences, said Kassim.
In the last three and half years, the MP has said that his office has managed to establish four girls secondary school with a capacity of 1500 girls, a move he says is geared towards promoting girl child education.