Wajir county Governor Ahmed Abdullahi today launched wajir county bursary fund at Hilton palace
The Governor officially handed over cheques worth 30 Million KSH to heads of private and public schools in the County.
The Governor was flanked by CEC of Education Habiba Hussein, Education Chief Officer Abdullahi Maalim, Chairman County Public Service Board Ibrahim Dahiye, County director of Education Hassan Dualle, County Assembly Committee on ECD and Vocational training and other County Officials as well as the Wajir County Bursary Fund Committee.
A total of 2164 students from the County were awarded the bursary this financial year, a number that is targeted to double next financial year as the kitty will be raised to 70 Million KSH.
Governor Ahmed called on the committee to come up with customer care desk and ways to listen to public concern and c complains.
CEC Education Habiba Hussein urged stake holders from Corporate and individuals to come up with their own intervention instead of waiting government's solutions.
County Chief Officer Abdullahi Maalim said the Wajir County Bursary Fund Committee(WCBFC) accounted only for the needy students who were not beneficiaries of CDF and other bursaries.
The County Director Of Education Hassan Duale said the County Bursary Fund will help bolster financial status of the schools grappling with salary of BOG teachers who they have been forced to hire after TSC teachers refused to come back to their duty stations.
Chairman of Public Service Board Ibrahim Hassan Dahiye urged the Bursary committee to make the distribution transparent, credible and effective so as to have the desired impression of the public.
Chairman of Wajir County Bursary Fund Committee(WCBFC) Ali Mahad said despite the many emerging challenges the vetting process was transparent and any party or individual who had complains were given 7 days to appeal against the decision of the committee.