Leaders and committees in charge of Constituency Development Fund in Kakamega County have been urged to increase students’ bursaries allocation to help poor parents ease the load of paying fees.
Justus Okoti, Students Patron Kisii University while leading more than 60 students from Kakamega County in cleaning of Lumakanda Market and Sub-County hospital said NG-CDF allocation for students in college and universities is still low compared to other regions.
Okoti beseeched Members of Parliament from the region to invest in students who will in turn give back to the society once they have completed their studies.
“We have areas where students in universities and colleges have CDF yearly allocation of shs 20,000 which is a big relief to the parents,” Okoti said.
He revealed many cases where bright students drop out of the universities because their parents could not afford to sustain them financially.
“Please consider them with reasonable NG-CDF bursary allocation,” Okoti added.
Students Patron further reminded other state and non-state bursary giving organizations to consider most needy bright students while awarding allocation college and university bursaries.
The event was also attended by Isaac Andabwa the General Secretary Kenya Private Security Workers Union who challenged students to keep off drugs and substance abuse.