MP to stop scholarship for pregnant, unruly students

Khwisero MP Christopher Aseka. [David Njaaga, Standard]

Students from Khwisero Constituency enjoying National Government-Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) bursaries will be stripped of the right if they get pregnant.

This is according to Khwisero legislator Christopher Aseka who spoke at Khwisero Girls Secondary School during the issuance of bursaries and scholarships to over 1,994 needy students.

Aseka regretted that many pregnant girls enjoying the scholarship had dropped from school and it would be just to deny them the offer.

“We lost some girls due to early pregnancy and some of you have been lured by hundred shillings and conceived and if we find out that you are under this (CDF) scholarship programme and are pregnant we will automatically terminate your scholarship,” he said.

The MP added that he had also directed school heads in his constituency to remove indisciplined students from the scholarships.

“We have so far removed some irredeemably unruly students from the programme and we are going to remove others if they are unable to change. We are targeting those who engage in drugs or other forms of indiscipline cases,” said Aseka.

“We are instilling discipline and responsibility to our children at this tender stage so that we can give room to those who are bright and needy and ready to utilize the opportunity to further their studies and excel.”

The legislator at the same time had good news for the students who scored As.

“ I have already secured and entered into agreements with three of the universities across the globe for the students on condition that they get A and A minus for full scholarship,” said Aseka.

Court of Appeal Judge Aggrey Muchelule, who attended the event, said there was a need for all leaders to make good use of the CDF, especially in helping needy students realise their dreams.

“We need to protect the Fund because it has shown the potential of helping the students acquire their studies without bringing politics into the program so that needy students can equally access quality education across the board,” said Muchelule.