The county government of Nyeri has set aside 40 million shillings in support of the needy students’ transition from primary to secondary schools.
While in Nyeri, area Governor Mutahi Kahiga said his government will endeavour to end poverty among families in the region through scaling up agriculture and food security.
Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga has expressed optimism in fighting poverty in the region in support of smooth primary –secondary transition rate for needy students in the region.
According to Kahiga ,his government has set aside 40 million shillings to assist students from underprivileged backgrounds who may have challenges in joining secondary schools.
He made the remarks during a book launch at Karundas day secondary school where he commended the government move to provide free text books to secondary school students, saying needy students will have a better chance at succeeding in their studies.
Sentiments echoed by the director of Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB) Martin Mburu.
According to Mburu, 90 per cent of the schools nationally have received the textbooks with the remaining percentage expected to be covered before the close of this month.