College principal lauds MP for timely release of bursaries for students

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Bunyala Technical and Vocational College (TVC) Principal Mr. Emmanuel Wamalwa has lauded the Budalangi MP Raphael Wanjala and his NG-CDF committee for reserving Ksh1 million to sponsor students joining technical colleges.

He said majority of students from the constituency who had applied for bursaries to join various technical and vocational training colleges had benefited from the same.

While disbursing bursary cheques in Budalangi recently, Wanjala underscored the importance of TVET colleges and thus urged parents to enroll their children in large numbers so they can learn new skills and acquire knowledge as well.

“Those who have failed to attain the university entry grades have no cause for alarm. They can join various technical and vocational training colleges here in Budalangi or elsewhere and specialize in the courses they prefer,” said Wanjala.

Mr. Wamalwa noted that the key challenge the institution has been grappling with is delayed funding from the national government in terms of capitation.

However, in order to mitigate the above limitations and ensure that the institution’s projects and programmes continue as planned, the institution’s Board of Management (BoM) partnered with Busia county government to receive bursary funds that have gone a long way in supporting needy trainees.

“We have also been receiving support from NGOs such as the Great Lakes Youth Empowerment Foundation that have helped by paying tuition fees for some of the needy trainees at the institution,” he said.

Mourine Nabwire, 32, a resident and pioneer student at the college lauded the institution for grooming and enabling her to acquire professional skills that enabled her to secure employment at Salvation Army Kolanya Girls secondary in Teso South, Busia County.

By Gilbert Ochieng

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