A student in Nyandarua shall not lack education for lack of fees, His Excellency Governor Francis Kimemia has assured.
Speaking during the Catholic Diocese of Nyahururu’s Education Day at Tabor Hill Spiritual Center in Ol’Jororok Sub-County, Governor Kimemia said he is fully committed to supporting needy students.
“With funds from my Government, we have already disbursed the first and second allocation of bursaries to all needy students countywide,” said the Governor.
Noting that Kshs. 60 million has remained in the kitty to support more needy cases, the Governor asked day scholars to also apply for the funds to improve Nyandarua’s overall education standards.
The County boss said he is committed to ensuring a high transition rate by students from Nyandarua into national schools and universities.
“Student from our County at the two levels who lack fees should not drop out. Instead, they should be referred to my office for assistance,” he said.
The Governor further said his administration will soon develop talent centers in various sub-counties to enhance excellence in curricular and extra-curricular activities by Nyandarua youth.
And following the recent acquisition of equipment by the County Government, Governor Kimemia announced that all roads leading to schools shall be revamped between now and October to ensure access.
“We are also set to include lunch under the on-going school feeding programme,” he said.
The Governor urged students to shun indiscipline, alcohol and substance abuse.
“As we set up the rehabilitation center in Ndemi, I will continue sponsoring rehabilitation for all individuals battling various addictions so that they acquire life skills for fulfilling futures,” he vowed.
The Governor said all counties are committed to lifting standards of education following recent talks between the Council of Governors and the National Government.
Present was (Rt. Rev.) Bishop Joseph Mbatia of the Catholic Diocese of Nyahururu, among other senior County leaders.