Society / Education
Friday, 15 Dec 2017 12:39 EATamboleokata@gmail.com
Nakuru governor Lee Kinyanjui has reiterated the commitment by his government of working with middle level colleges and tertiary institutions in the county to ensure that they deliver quality technical training education to students who fail to make it to universities.
Speaking at a recent graduation ceremony, Lee said that his government will support such institutions through several ways including the issuance of bursaries to needy students who get admitted to such institutions. He said that his government will support technical training colleges to ensure that they effectively deliver quality training and education to their students.
The governor said that his government will accommodate students who fail to secure bursaries from the CDF kitty as well as the national kitty as a way of ensuring full transition of students to universities and colleges after the KCSE examination. He noted the huge number of middle level colleges within Nakuru County that have been Channing out a huge number of graduates who have been absorbed into the job market.
The Governor said that he is working closely with private investors towards turning Nakuru into an education city that will serve students from all over the country. He called on the graduands to fully utilize the knowledge they acquired in bettering their lives and helping their parents.
On matters politics Governor Lee called on Kenyans to go back to work noting that the political season was over and that the country needed to move on. He said that his government had initiated a process of reconciliation and cohesion in the county to ensure that everybody living and working in Nakuru feels safe.
Over 300 graduants were awarded with various diplomas and certificates during the graduation ceremony. Bahati Member of Parliament Kimani Ngunjiri called for the harmonisation of the issuance of bursaries with the aim of maximizing the number of beneficiaries. He raised an alarm of some people benefiting from more than one bursaries scheme from both the county and national governments.
The writer is contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Nakuru County