Taveta needy students benefit from KSh60 million bursary

Taveta MP John Bwire.

Taveta Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in Taita Taveta County has set a side KSh60 million as bursaries to bright but needy learners in secondary schools from poor backgrounds to pursue education.

Speaking to Education News in Voi town recently, Taveta MP John Bwire said that boarding secondary school students get KSh10,000 while those day school students get KSh3,000.

He further disclosed that there will be no single bright learners from humble background who will stay at home due lack of school fees.

The legislator, however, urged parents in the area to come forward and apply for bursaries for their secondary school children to enable them to advance their education.

“You are duty bound in taking your children education seriously,” Bwire advised parents in the Constituency.

He noted that the Constituency’s rapid development entirely needed educated people who will be charged with the responsibility of designing, planning and implementing community development projects.

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At the same time, the legislator asked all education stakeholders in the area to cooperate fully by ensuring that they take all school age going children to school.

However, he warned that parents who will refuse to take their children to school will be arrested and prosecuted.

He also asked parents in the area to support the Government in the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) implementation in order to make it a success.

Bwire further warned students in the area against excessive drinking of alcohol and drug abuse, adding that the trend contributed to dismal performance in national examinations in schools.

He urged parents to assist teachers in instilling discipline into their school children, noting that discipline is the only key factor towards success of their children in national examinations.

By Tsozungu Kombe

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