Makueni County government has spent Sh 265 million on bursaries and scholarships to support students from poor families to pursue education.
Deputy Governor Adelina Mwau said the government is putting more resources on education as it acknowledges it is an investment for the future of the county.
She said that the county has also been giving out full scholarships to bright needy students adding that 190 beneficiaries have so far been listed since 2013.
She further indicated that 79 students have further benefited from the program this financial year.
“The government of Makueni county acknowledges education as an investment for our children, being the most important aspect in empowering our youth to become responsible and productive citizens ,” the Deputy Governor said.