A total of 716 students from Likuyani constituency who managed to get minimum university entry points in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations (KCSE) have been rewarded by the area Member of Parliament Dr. Enoch Wamalwa Kibunguchy.
In an event held at Kongoni Technical and Vocational Training Center saw all students who scored A- receiving Ksh. 30,000 plus a laptop each, while those who scored B+ received Ksh. 20,000 and a laptop.
For those who scored C+ to B plain only received cash with each one of them getting Ksh. 20,000.
Apart from those joining university, Dr. Kibunguchy also gave Kshs. 10,000 to every first year student from his constituency who has joined Kongoni Technical and Vocational Training College urging parents who their children didn’t scare marks to enable them join universities to take them to the college promising to support them.
Speaking during the event Kibunguchy said this was a way of motivating other candidates to focus on their education and do better in their final examinations.
The MP reiterated his commitment in ensuring all public schools in his constituency have good infrastructure and a conducive learning environment for the learners promising to prioritize education in his development agenda.
“Education is the only equalizer that can put a child from a poor family on the same level with a president’s child and that is why my main agenda is education,” said Dr. Kibunguchy.
He said his aim was to ensure all schools in his constituency offer a friendly environment to both teachers and learners thus improve academically.
The lawmaker said it hurt him to see children in the constituency studying in dusty, windowless and leaking roofs in the name of classrooms and once elected to parliament, he undertook to provide the children with a conducive learning environment by eradicating mud walled classrooms.
“I can say without fear of contradiction that the kind of infrastructural development we’ve done in our schools for the time I have been the MP has not been witnessed before and we are now constructing storey buildings in our secondary schools,” said Kibunguchy.
Apart from construction of new classrooms in public primary and secondary schools, Dr. Kibunguchy said there is also face-lifting of old schools going on.