Kitui Rural MP David Mwalika will on Thursday issue bursaries to various students in four wards offices, including Kisasi assembly ward, Mbitini ward, Yatta kwa Vonza ward and Kanyangi wards. The bursary cheques will be distributed to needy students across the constituency in the bursary programmes.The beneficiaries will be primary, secondary,college and university students from poor families. Both the county and national governments are working hard to increase their bursary allocations to cater for needs of more deserving students.
Statistics shows that majority of students and especially the scores of girls drop out of school due to early marriages and pregnancies and others due to lack of school fees occasioned by high poverty levels. The girl child education is now under threat as more young girls are dropping out of school due to lack of school fees, poverty, early pregnancies and marriages, child prostitution and child labour. To curb this problem, the County Government of Kitui through the National Government Constituency Development Funds (NG-CDF) Board, has come out to support students so as to continue with their careers throughout colleges, universities, high schools and primary schools.
The issuance of bursary cheques shall follow a specific time schedules across the constituencies. The allocation will be done on ward level and not in CDF offices as it used to be over years to navigate the challenges the applicants have been encountering .The mass issuance of the bursary cheques will start at 11am. Applicants will be required to present a National ID, voter’s card, fee structure of their respective schools, colleges and universities, admission letter and result slip for form ones.
For the residents of Kisasi assembly ward, the disbursements is expected to kick off on Thursday 21st, March 2019 at Kisasi Redeemed Gospel Church, 12 noon.
Mbitini ward assembly locals, shall be converging at Mbitini Aic Church on Thursday 21st, March 2019 for a similar event.
The bursary disbursements programme for student from Yatta kwa Vonza ward shall take place in Kwa Vonza Chief’s Office, on Friday, 22nd March, 2019 at 11pm.
kanyangi ward students from humble background are expected to congregate at Kanyangi D.O’s office on Friday 22/3/2019 at 2pm for the same bursary allocations.
The creteria for bursary allocations shall put into first priority students from poor backgrounds in the basis of first come, first serve.