Mandera students to benefit as governor launches bursary fund

Mandera county governor Ali Roba has launched a 126-million shilling ($1.26m) bursary fund to support bright and needy students.

The fund’s first beneficiaries will include students at the Mandera Teachers Training College and the Mandera Technical Training Institute (MTTI). Both institutions were established and are now fully supported by the Mandera county government.

Governor Roba’s administration has also sponsored 15 bright local girls to study in Turkey.  They will pursue careers such Engineering, Oncology and Architecture amongst others.

Mandera County says it is committed to enhancing access to equity, quality and relevant education at all levels and enhancing access to technical and vocational education training in the county.

Last year, Mandera county topped a list of nine Kenyan counties with the highest number of children aged between six and 17 years are out of school, according to the national Ministry of Education.