The Budalangi NG-CDF committee has awarded Ksh1.8 million to 180 needy students at Bunyala Model Secondary School in Bunyala North Ward.
While addressing education stakeholders during the disbursement at the school on February 8, area MP Raphael Wanjala said that investing in education was his key priority.
Wanjala said that the amount is meant to cater for the whole year’s fees for all Form 1 students and Form 4 candidates adding that from now on, the sub-county NG-CDF committee will pay students’ fees up until completion.
“Our aim is to resuscitate this school that has been dying academically, owing to low student population and I am confident it will continue to retain its original Model status,” he said.
The MP expressed dismay over rising early pregnancy cases in the area and issued a stern warning against men preying on te school girls.
The school Principal Angela Magero thanked the legislator for volunteering to bring the school back on its feet.
She encouraged students to take advantage of the opportunity and put more effort into their studies.
“This is a Godsend opportunity, so I want you to put jokes aside and work extra hard to excel academically and move to the next level,” she said.
Magero also urged parents to provide their children ample time for studies.
Romanus Usiku Oduol, a parent whose child was awarded a Ksh10,000 bursary, thanked the MP for the support saying that he had lost hope of his child continuing with education owing to lack of school fees.
Another parent, Susana Adhiambo with two children in Form One and Four also lauded Wanjala for the timely kind gesture.
By Gilbert Ochieng’
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