MP calls on government to increase bursary allocation

Written By: KBC Reporter

The government has been urged to increase the bursary allocation to learners owing to the negative economic effects triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Igembe South Member of Parliament John Paul Mwirigi while issuing bursary funds to more than 12,000 students said they expect 100 percent turn up of learners in school Monday.

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The legislator who was issuing bursary funds to needy students in the constituency, pledged to table a motion in parliament to push for an increase in allocation of bursary funds to ensure learners are not locked out from school.

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Igembe South Deputy County commissioner cautioned parents against failing to ensure learners report back to school on Monday amid concerns over the safety of learners owing to the pandemic.

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This comes as all schools are expected to resume for second term on Monday.

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Education CS professor George Magoha has warned school against failing to admit students owing to lack of school fees.

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