The education sector in Webuye East Constituency of Bungoma County has received a boost after area MP Alfred Sambu disbursed more than Kshs 86 million to cater for the improvement of infrastructure and bursary.
He said they have given out Kshs 21 million to the bursary kitty, the allocation for secondary schools development is Kshs 13 million, while primary schools got Kshs 30 million saying he is keen to ensure that children in his constituency learn in a conducive environment.
The Webuye East MP applauded the efforts of education stakeholders in the constituency saying it has top performing schools on a national scale and urged them to improve further and become a model constituency in the country.
Alfred Sambu said he will put in more effort to make sure that no student stays at home due to lack of school fees as well as improve the infrastructure in the schools saying the future generation shouldn’t pass through hard times to access education.
However, he called upon those who benefitted from the development fund to use the money properly, saying he will personally inspect the projects to note the progress.
Those who benefitted including Sambu central primary school headteacher Tabitha Okiru applauded the efforts of the area MP saying the fund will help manage the large population in her school saying currently pupils are overcrowded in classes.
She added that last year they registered a mean grade of 381 and are looking forward to improving on the same, adding that as a result of the aid received, teachers and pupils will have ample time in class.
Bungoma East KNUT chairman Robert Mandila said as a union they are contented with the MP’s assistance, geared towards improving education standards and called upon the MP to also push for recruitment of more teachers.