Friday, February 21, 2014

Move by county is laudable but more needs to be done

The move by the Nairobi County government to introduce a bursary for needy students is welcome.

This should be replicated across the country. Governors should help the needy instead of using taxpayers’ money to fund their luxurious lifestyles.

It is unfortunate to see pupils failing to join high school due to poverty despite having impressive marks in KCPE.

Some pupils go to school hungry, bare foot, and with torn uniform while university students lack funds for accommodation and food.

MICHAEL KAGECHU, via e-mail

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