SWEARING IN OF THE NEW BURSARY BOARD TEAM



SWEARING IN OF THE NEW BURSARY BOARD TEAM

Governor Fahim Twaha has presided over the swearing in of a new Chair and members of the County’s Bursary Board.

Athman Mohammed Amin was sworn in as the new Chairperson of the Board, while Mr. Bakari Mohamed Omar and Jacob M Alaine are the newest Board members.

Speaking when he presided over the swearing in Ceremony at the County Headquarters in Mokowe, Governor Fahim Twaha said that education remains at the center of his social transformation approach for the future growth of Lamu.

“The composition of the board members of this Bursary Board is based on progressiveness and change, which underlies the direction we want our education financing in the County to take,” said Governor Fahim.

Speaking on behalf of the new Board members, the new Board Chair Athman .M. Amin promised to ensure utmost transparency in the process of County-governed bursary funds issuance and disbursement.

The County Government of Lamu under the leadership of Governor Fahim Twaha has built the largest education kitty since Lamu County Government’s inception. Lamu’s Education Scholarship & Bursaries Fund has so far put over 6700 bright and needy students through high school and university.

Other investments in the education sector include opening of 14 satellite Technical and Vocational Education Training institutes across the county, scrapping off of the fees and expanding the curriculum, a move that has led to an increase in the number of trainees in local TVET’s to 3,260 in 2020 from just 447 by end of 2016.

A total of 28 Early Childhood Development Education centers will have been built by end of 2021. 20 facilities were built in the last 3 financial years including: Bobo, Ndambwe, Sese, Kizingitini Girls, Amkeni,Pangani, Ishakani,
Siyu, Mangu, Sikomani, Lake Kenyatta, Lumshi,Mikinduni, Kizuke, Tangeni, Thakuthaku, Bomani, Jipendeni, Hindi,Mararani etc

Beyond infrastuctural development, the County has employed 112 teachers in the ECDE sector, with 80% of them already promoted to the next job group. Plans to kickstart ECDE school feeding program are also in their final stages.

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For more information contact:
Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke


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