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Trans Nzoia County Launches Ukombozi Elimu Bursary Fund to Empower Students

Trans Nzoia County Launches Ukombozi Elimu Bursary Fund to Empower Students

Governor George Natembeya unveils the 2024 beneficiaries of the Ukombozi Elimu Bursary Programme, a county initiative aimed at supporting students through secondary education.

In a momentous event held at the Kitale ASK Showground, Governor George Natembeya announced the launch of the Ukombozi Elimu Bursary Fund, marking a significant step towards educational empowerment in Trans Nzoia County. The programme, designed to support students until the completion of their secondary education, aims to alleviate financial constraints and provide equal opportunities for all learners.

Addressing a diverse audience comprising teachers, parents, and students, Governor Natembeya described the Ukombozi Elimu Bursary Programme as a “revolutionary” initiative that would transform the educational landscape of the county. He emphasized the importance of education as a beacon of hope and urged students to embrace discipline, respect, and hard work to excel in their academic endeavors.

Recognizing the challenges faced by many students, including financial difficulties, societal pressures, and personal struggles, Governor Natembeya reiterated his administration’s commitment to addressing these issues head-on. With a completion rate of only 50% despite a 100% transition rate, the county’s educational statistics have been a cause for concern. However, the governor expressed optimism about achieving a 100% completion rate within the next two years through the Ukombozi Elimu Bursary Programme.

Last year witnessed an overwhelming demand for the bursary, leading to an increase in funding from 120 million to 150 million Kenyan Shillings. As a result, the programme will benefit 12,062 students in 2024, comprising scholarships and bursaries. Governor Natembeya also emphasized the importance of quality education, improvements in day schools, and support for small-scale farmers to create a conducive learning environment.

In his address, Governor Natembeya called upon national assembly members to collaborate in enhancing school infrastructure and reiterated his commitment to the Ukombozi Promise, ensuring that no student is left behind. Additionally, he addressed the pressing issues of teenage pregnancies and access to sanitary towels, pledging support for affected girls to ensure that menstruation does not hinder their education.