By S. Hassan, Garissa.
Poor students in Garissa County have a reason to smile after the County administration hinted at plans to introduce a bursary fund to ensure no poor student misses class.
Governor Nathif Jama said that the necessary legal framework to operationalize the CDF like fund is in the pipeline as a bill to that effect is in its final stages before the County assembly.
Mr. Jama said that each ward will be allocated half a million shilling adding that the fund will be managed well to ensure no deserving cases miss out.
Jama was speaking after hosting last year’s best performers in KCPE from the County in office.
He urged students from the county to emulate and follow the steps of their colleagues who performed exceptionally well despite the many challenges they faced.
“Today I am happy to celebrate with you for the good performance you registered. To our county, this will be an example for other pupils in school to emulate.” he said
Ibtisaam Mohamud Shurie of Young Muslim Primary attained 426 marks while Hanan Mohamud of Mnara Junior academy scored 416.
Most top performers from the county were from private schools. This was confirmed by the County’s Director of Education Mr. Adan Sheikh Abdullahi who said that 14 students from the County obtained 400marks and above. All were products of the privately owned and run institutions.
The event was also graced by the deputy governor Mr. Abdullahi Hussein.