Kisii County governor James Ongwae has launched the 4th disbursement of the County Bursary Fund.
Speaking during the launch at the county government offices on Tuesday, governor said that 135m bursary funds will be distributed to all the wards.
Mr Ongwae said the bursary funds should be distributed equally without discrimination.
“Bursary funds will ease the burden of parents and guardians paying school fees and they should be distributed equally,”said Ongwae.
He further said that the main agenda of the county is to boost transition rates and promote retention in our education system.
He stated that they are reviewing policy framework on the County Bursary to ensure more resources are allocated to Vocational Training and Early Childhood Education.
“As part of these reforms, we shall introduce Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the bursary fund allocation process to reduce the human interface and increase efficiency,” Mr Ongwae said.
Governor said education remains the only permanent asset that we can give to our children for the future of Kisii County.
”Education is the only investment we can give our children,” he said.
The governor asked national government to give full support to schools in order for children to pursue their education.
His sentiments were echoed by deputy governor Joash Maangi who said as a county government they have tried the best in terms of prioritizing vulnerable children and people living with disabilities.
The County Government has disbursed a total of KSh. 135 million in bursary, supplementing available bursary funds at Constituency and National level.