Bursary fund assured of sh 39 million
Kirinyaga Central MP Gachoki Gitari speaking to the media at a Baricho town hotel this morning where he asked parents from the area to collect and fill in bursary application forms urgently
Parents in Kirinyaga Central have been urged to collect an fill up bursary forms as sh 39 milion is set to be allocated towards the course .
Area MP Gachoki Gitari said sh 5 milion is already available and will go towards laying the ground for the process of applying and disbursement of the fund to the needy children.
The Legislator who briefed the media at a Baricho town hotel this morning when he met members of the Fund said he was aware of the many financial difficulties the parents were going through .
“With only a few days before the schools re-open for the first term this year, am urging the Treasury to fast track the release of the funds to enable our parents meet their schools fees obligations given the financial difficulties they are faced with ,”he said.
He asked parents to collect the forms urhgently and have them filled up such that the money will be forwarded to the respective schools once received .
On delocalisation of teachers who were transferred against their will by the former regime, Gitari said the TSC should reverse such transfers within this week so that the affected educationists could now revert to their respective counties by next week .
The affected teachers were mainly Trade Unionists for the KNUT and the purpose of such transfers were meant to weaken the Union.
Some teachers who were transferred at the time have since indicated their wish to stay in the schools they posted to rather than come back to their counties .
Gitari however said the move to transfer the teachers had left many families broken down and urged the government never again to make such a grievous mistake .
“Unless a teacher is willing to go on transfer , he or she should not be subjected to such ill treatment since the family left behind ends up suffering both financially , emotionally and psychologically.