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Embu County releases Sh163m bursaries to poor students

By Joseph Muchiri | Published Fri, March 10th 2017 at 00:00, Updated March 9th 2017 at 22:13 GMT +3
Governor Martin Wambora
Embu Governor Martin Wambora (second left) gives a dummy cheque to principals during ceremony when the Embu County Government officially released 163 million worth of bursaries to benefit 16,000 students from Secondary, tertiary Institutions and various universities. Wambora said the kitty would help bright students from poor backgrounds to achieve their educational dreams. (PHOTO: JOSEPH MUCHIRI/STANDARD)

EMBU county government has disbursed Sh163.9 million worth of bursaries to needy students.

Governor Martin Wambora said the money will benefit 16,000 students in secondary schools, colleges, vocational training centres and universities.

This year's allocation is an increase from Sh70 million given in the last financial year. Wambora said his government plans to double the amount to benefit more students.

"We are committed to educating our children especially those from poor backgrounds, that is why we shall increase the figure next year," said Wambora. 

At least Sh40 million was given out in 2014/15.

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