During the distribution of bursary cheques to successful applicants at Sipili Vocational Training Centre, Olmoran was declared the pack leader among wards that had most enthusiastically embraced Vocational Training among the youth enrolling at both Sipili and Olmoran.
For instance enrollment at Olmoran VTC had shot up from 42 students three weeks ago to 121 by last Tuesday.
County Secretary, Mr Koinange Wahome, led the government delegation on February 7, 2024, that included Ag CECM for Education, Mr Stephen Kisorio, CO for Administration, Mr Mike Kemboi, CO for Education, Mr John Gichukia and LCDA CEO, Mr James Mugambi among others.
Olmoran Ward MCA, Hon George Karuiru also graced the event and commended the bursary beneficiaries vetting and verification committee for transparency and fairness in identifying needy families and students in need of education aid.
Some ksh4.6 million was allocated for Olmoran bursary kitty this year out of which Ksh 612,470 went to VTC enrolled students.
According to Chief Officer for education, Mr. John Gichuki, this was the highest in the county.
A total of 846 applicants successfully secured the bursary support out of 1638 applicants.
The beneficiary categories were as follows:
~Day high schools-334
~Boarding high schools- 112
~Universities -81
~VTCs- 77
~Scholarships -4
~Special Schools -67
Addressing the stakeholders, the CS said the bursary aid disbursement event was a testament of HE Governor Joshua Irungu's servant leadership and commitment in improving service delivery.
"This is why he has deployed senior officials to go round all over the county to spend time with wananchi, listen to their concerns and attend to their needs and answer their questions," the CS said.

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