Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has taken a major step towards improving education in the county by issuing Ksh 1.025 Billion in bursaries and scholarships to 27,900 deserving but needy children.
On Saturday, March 5th, 2023, the governor made the announcement alongside Nairobi MCAs.
The governor has shown his commitment to education through an increase in funding for ward bursaries, from Ksh 4.5 million to Ksh 6 million per ward.
Additionally, executive four-year scholarships worth Ksh 510 million have been made available to bright students in need.
Governor Sakaja encouraged the students to work hard and strive for success, saying, “Someni kwa bidii, love you all.
We believe that education is the key to unlocking a brighter future, and we will continue to support our students every step of the way.”
The impact of the scholarships and bursaries has been significant for the students and their parents, with the governor noting that their joy means everything.
The funding will help ease the burden of education costs for families who struggle to provide quality education for their children.
The governor’s announcement is part of the county government’s ongoing efforts to bridge the gap in education and provide equal opportunities to all children in the region.
The government has made improvements to infrastructure, provided textbooks, and built classrooms in underserved areas.
Governor Sakaja has been a strong advocate for education, and his efforts have not gone unnoticed.
His dedication to providing quality education to all children in Nairobi has been praised by many.
The increase in funding for scholarships and bursaries will go a long way in ensuring that no child is left behind.