By Hussein Ahmed
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.
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.