Lugari MP Nabii Nabwera has in his basket a plan to set a high record in the education sector of his constituency. Part of it is a taskforce mandated to review and make recommendations on ways to improve education standards.
The lawmaker revealed that the education taskforce, led by four Directors of Education from the constituency, will plan how building classrooms and awarding bursaries will be done differently than before, a mandate that should be achieved by the end of this month
The lawmaker, while speaking during an interview with a local radio station this morning, said he is up to the task of making sure the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) bursary will be issued without favor to deserving cases alone and to benefit students from needy families entirely, which is part of what the taskforce is seeking to achieve.
The MP promised to award all students who qualify for national schools the CDF bursary sponsorship to enable them to pursue their education. He said they will be given priority regardless of their family’s economic background as a means to encourage hard work and competition in the education sector.
“People who used to get bursaries are the rich, and they used to scoop it all up. He said every ward will get bursaries according to its population, and there will be no favoritism.
Nabwera said the CDF program is still intact, contrary to media reports that it was scrapped off and is no longer a mandate of the MPs to implement it.
On the issue of infrastructure in schools, the MP said he is also planning to demolish all mud-walled classrooms and replace them with modern buildings, and if that is not enough, he will connect every school with electricity in hi master plan to ensure that the whole constituency is in the light.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.