Mandera county government commits Sh41 million for education
Mandera Governor, Ali Roba, spoke during the program launch that the target of the funds is 5,689 students within and outside the county for higher learning institutions.
Mandera County government has the commitment, for the student's education, an amount of Sh41 million.
Mandera Governor Ali Roba spoke during the program launch that the target of the funds is 5,689 students within and outside the county for higher learning institutions.
Mr. Roba said that the county government is committed to funding 1,308 students in different colleges and universities. He said that other than colleges and universities the government has planned for another 4,154 now in secondary schools.
He said that the fund would also benefit the group of another 106 at Mandera Technical College and 121 students those who are training at Mandera Teachers College currently.
He talked about the partnership with Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) to set up a branch in the county. The cost of the college would be around Sh200 million in the 2018/2019 financial year.
Ali Roba also said that this will help to reduce the gap that results due to the exit of non-local medical professionals due to insecurity.
The facility will help breach the gap the county faces following an exit of non-local medical professionals citing insecurity.
He said that Mandera county has borne the brunt of terror shocks after non-local skilled workers abandoned us in the hour of need and we have to train our own to close the gap.
He showed positive intent and hope for the taking learning institutions closer to the people that would encourage more youths to join and acquire skills needed for growth and the well-being of the community.