Education in Wajir gets a boost as county disburses bursary funds to schools


By Hussein Ahmed

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Governor Ahmed Abdullahi and Education CEC Mrs. Habiba Hussein hand over a dummy cheque to the Chairman of the bursary fund committee Mr. Ali Mahad

Parents in Wajir County have a reason to smile after a total of 2,164 needy students in both private and public schools benefited from the County bursary fund.

Governor Ahmed Abdullahi handed over cheques from the 30M kitty to school heads at an event held in Hilton hotel, Wajir.

Abdullahi pledged to double the figure in the next financial year saying that although the initiative was a step in the right direction, the funds were not enough to cater for the needs of the large number of deserving cases in the county.

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Governor Ahmed Abdullahi hands over a cheque to the Principal, Wajir school, Mr. Ahmed Mohamed

His sentiments were echoed by Education CEC Mrs. Habiba Hussein who urged other stake holders to chip in and compliment the county’s efforts.

She appealed to well to-do individuals and the corporate world to also extend a helping hand to the needy students in the county.

The Chief officer, Education, Mr. Abdullahi Maalim said that the fund was targeting bright and poor students who did not benefit from similar funds such as the constituency development funds (CDF).

Chairman of the fund committee Mr. Ali Mahad assured Wajir residents that the vetting process was transparent adding that aggrieved parties will be given seven days to lodge their appeal.

The colorful event was also attended by Chairman of the County Public Service Board Ibrahim Dahiye, County director of Education Hassan Duale, members of the County Assembly’s Committee on ECD and Vocational training, members of the Wajir County Bursary Fund Committee, other County Officials as well as teachers and members of the public.

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Teachers, Parents and county officials follow proceedings during the event




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1 Comment

  1. issa Ibrahim abdille on

    county government of wajir have promised if they will offer bursaries to the needy students especially those who will study p1 course,I myself I applied p1course and I was just form four leaver for 4 years and my problem was lack of fees and really this program brought out by our lovely governor motivates me a lot and I joined garissa teachers college.without stressed I completed first semester without paying a single coin becoz I was having notes from the county showing if they will pay fees and up to date the have not paid anything and the principal welcome us very well but unfortunately this time became very ugly becoz the principal announced nobody can enter from gate without fees now we are suffering a lot,yesterday I have gone to admit but the principal told me I do want to hear about county wat I want is we need assistance immediately if possible.