Teso North 8,125 students benefit from KSh73.6 million bursary

Teso North MP Oku Kaunya presents a bursary cheque to a school Principals.

Eight thousand one hundred and twenty-five students from Teso North Sub County on Friday benefited from NG-CDF bursary cheques for the Financial Year 2023/2024. This was 40 per cent of total CDF disbursement for the last financial year.

Teso North Member of Parliament Oku Kaunya, who presided over the issuance of cheques at Kakapel Community Centre in Angurai South Ward on Monday, March 25, some 8125 students including those in secondary schools, universities, tertiary colleges were recipients of the disbursements worth KSh40.375m.

The MP said, “Apart from normal bursary allocations of KSh5,000 given to each student, total orphans were paid full fees. A total of 1092 students in tertiary colleges received KSh5.460 million.

A total of 5176 secondary school students received KSh25.880 million, while 250 students from special schools received a total of KSh1 million.

St Thomas Amagoro Girls was the largest in disbursements with KSh2.15 million and special needs of KSh16, 000. S.A Aboloi Secondary was second with KSh2.065m with special needs of KSh28,000.

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Moding was third with KSh2.020 million and KSh28,000 special needs. Others included St Benard Kakurikit (KSh1680 million), Achiya Echakara (KSh1.455 million), Albert Ekirapa (KSh 1.325 million), Kolanya Boys (KSh1.365 million), Katakwa (KSh1260 million), Kocholia (KSh1.185 million) and Chamasiri (KSh1080 million).

Kaunya lauded  Teso North for emerging the top  sub county  in  2023   KCSE in the county and being ranked number 2 nationally, noting that this was exemplary performance.

The MP called for cooperation among leaders and the Iteso Cultural Union to bring development, noting that the community will not realize any development without cordial relationships.

Kaunya thanked the National Government for the KSh5m donation to Chamasiri TTI, and KSh100million ongoing construction of the four storeyed building at KMTC Teso Campus that will accommodate an administration block, two skills laboratories, and lecture rooms among others, noting that it will improve infrastructural development at the institution.

Teso North Sub County Director of Education Elizabeth Marangach said the region broke 10 years of mediocre performance in 2023 KCSE thanking students, parents, teachers, and all education stakeholders for that exemplary show.

Marangach said the Sub-county was not left behind in sports talents with Salvation Army Kolanya Girls National School emerging regional champions in the science Congress to qualify for the National festivals.

She also thanked St Thomas Amagoro for another magnificent performance in sports and Teso North for being picked to host the schools census.

Busia County Assembly Water Committee chairman Isaac Wamalwa thanked Kaunya for his record- breaking feat, predicting that he will repeat the same unmatchable success in 2027 or go for a bigger position.

Teso North MP Oku Kaunya presenting a bursary cheque to one of the Principals of the schools.

By Gilbert Ochieng

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