The county government has set aside sh65 million to assist disadvantaged bright students advance their studies.
A total of 350 pupils are set to benefit from the Governors scholarship program that will see 10 students per ward selected.
Speaking during the official commissioning ceremony of the Elimu scholarship program, Deputy Governor Dr. Mathew Owili lauded the important role played by education in nation building.
In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Equity Bank and the World Bank,165 students were feted and awarded scholarships to join form one after posting exemplary results in last year’s examinations.
According to the Deputy Governor ,the county government was ready to join the national government and development partners to enhance education levels in the county.
Through the department of education, the county government has doubled bursary allocations in the wards to sh4 million. This will supplement education needs of disadvantaged students.
Joining the Deputy Governor were Assistant County Commissioner Madam Joan Chebet, George Onyinno Equity Bank Nyanza & Western Region General Manager, Governors Political Advisor Abballa Wanga, officials from the Education Ministry among other representatives at the Kisumu Polytechnic.
By Collins Owuor