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Siaya Releases Sh62 Million For Education Bursary

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Siaya Releases Sh62 Million For Education Bursary.In the last eight years, the county government has subsidized the studies of over 80,000 students in Siaya County, according to area governor Cornel Rasanga.Rasanga claims that his government has spent Sh591 million on bursaries since the start of devolution in 2013, benefiting 82,963 students.Speaking at the county government offices in Siaya town on Thursday to launch this year’s bursary program, he said that over 8,000 students will benefit from a Sh62 million kitty that has been distributed to various institutions this year alone.According to the governor, each beneficiary of yesterday’s disbursement will receive between Sh5000 and Sh20,000, depending on the category of the school.He stated that 5,970 secondary school students will receive a total of Sh42, 180,000, while 815 university students will receive a total of Sh8, 150,000.The governor added that 793 students in tertiary institutions and 351 trainees in vocational and technical colleges will receive Sh7,060,000 and Sh3,510,000, respectively, while 138 special needs students will receive a total of Sh1,320,000.Rasanga claims that the bursary has increased school retention and completion rates by more than 80%.Meanwhile, the Kobong’ Education Fund will spend one million shillings to assist bright and needy students in continuing their studies, according to the fund’s chairman, Charles Siso.ALSO READ:Siso stated at the Kobong’ community hall in Gagra, Rarieda Sub County, that the kitty will benefit more than 200 students.He appealed to well-wishers for donations to help the fund reach more deserving students.Siaya Releases Sh62 Million For Education Bursary

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