Garissa township Member of Parliament who is also the national assembly Majority Leader has launched 27.1 million CDF Bursary. The fund will pay for the fee of 2400 students across the constituency. The MP said there is a further shillings 6 million and ” any one who has been left out should register themselves with the office and their fee will be paid”. Duale said their is a further 11 million shillings for Colleges and University students.
The MP said 3000 desks will be supplied and 100 toilets will be built to aid their learning. He said last year 154 students went onto pursue university education and are making changes to increase that number to 300 to 400 students. ” This will ne done by buying revision books for the schools where students will be prepared for the exams’ said Duale. He continues that he “will also liaise with the devolution CS and provide free school meals so that even those who cannot afford to pay for their food will not be turned away from the meal”. Schools charge about 4000 shillings per pupil for school meals.
Duale said he will build 2 new secondary schools in Bula Sambul and Nasib to expand the number of secondary students. He asked parents to support and encourage their children to study hard and excel in their learning. He promised to pay for polytechnic courses for those who achieved D+ and D grades in high school. ” Students who got D+ and D grades should pursue plumbing and other courses as Garissa town is expanding and the demand for engineers is increasing and I will pay for their fee” said the legislature.