A total of 182 students have benefited from a Sh4million worth of the Presidential Bursary Scholarship Scheme in Tana River County.
Speaking to the press in his Hola, the County Children Services Coordinator Daniel Waiti said the beneficiaries got the funding from the financial year 2019/2020 allocation in the County.
Waiti said the beneficiaries are 109 male and 73 female students who scored 250 marks and above during their Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination (KCPE) and from poor families.
He said before the needy student is awarded the Presidential bursary, he/ she gets application form from the Sub-County Children Office that will be signed by the area Chief and the School Head teacher to certify that the student is a needy child and from poor family.
Waiti further said, all application forms will be sent to the Sub-County Children’s Officer and Constituency Social Assistance Committee that would recommend the successful candidates to benefit.
The County Children Services Coordinator said a maximum of Sh15, 000 is allocated to students in a day secondary school and Sh30, 000 for students in boarding secondary school.
He also added that the beneficiaries are from all three Sub-counties in Tana River, whereby Tana Delta Sub-county 73 students benefited, Bura Sub-county (62) and Galole Sub-county (47).
ABOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL SECONDARY SCHOOLS BURSARY (PSSB)
Students are asked to apply for the Presidential secondary Schools Bursary (PSSB) Scheme. The Scheme was started in 2013/2014 Financial year to support orphans and vulnerable children in secondary schools.
This scheme is a government’s contribution towards complying with the legal requirements as stipulated in the Children’s act 2001 section 7 (1), and as a complementary service to the Cash transfer- OVC programme.
The aim of this bursary scheme is to enhance Secondary School enrollment, attendance and completion by the Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Kenya. The PSSB is administered by the Children Department Head Quarter and in all constituencies across the country.
Eligible students are called to apply for this bursary to receive funding during this financial year, 2021/2020. Pick application forms from the various Children Departments’ office in all the Sub- Counties.
To be considered for this Bursary scheme:
- The student must be enrolled in a Government recognized public Boarding Secondary School
- The student must be under 18 years of age at thye entry point into the Bursary Scheme
- The student must be an Orphan/ Vulnerable child from a very poor House hold.
Application forms are available at all Sub counties’ children offices.