Kericho Deputy Governor H.E Fred Kirui today commended the County bursary committees, for their transparency and commitment in ensuring timely and fair distribution of bursaries across the county.
Speaking while presiding over their 2023/24 financial year training today, the Deputy Governor was impressed with the distribution of over 167 million shillings last year to over 42,000 beneficiaries noting that this year’s applications are already out and that this year’s kitty will be unprecedented.
The Second in command also revealed a partnership between the County Government and KCB bank which will see the training of more than 1,000 youth in vocational training across the county noting that it will be a game changer in job creation and skills development for our youth. He also directed the Education Department to expedite the Youth Employment Bill 2023 to guide youth empowerment going forward.
The Deputy Governor while closing his remarks urged the Committees to practice fairness and award bursaries to the most needy to ensure that, the Governor’s vision of universal education is achieved.
The Deputy Governor was flanked by Education CECM Hon.Judith Chirchir, her Chief Officer Richard Tonui, and the County Bursary Board members among other senior county officials.