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Bukura to offer scholarship to its community – Kenya

Posted by African Press International on July 26, 2013

  • BY GODFREY WAMALWA, API KENYA,

Bukura Agricultural Training College in Kakamega county is set to offer free scholarships to students from the surrounding community,the college principal has revealed.

The popular move has been prompted by a general apathy by parents from local community to send their children to the institute  to study agriculture to boost food production in the area.

The college’s principal Mr. Justus Simiyu said the initiave under the institution’s social corporate responsibility will initially start with five students and increase depending on availability of funds.

He further revealed that the first batch of students is expected to start this year but due to budget constraints the programme has been pushed forward.

During this year’s graduation Mr.Simiyu had expressed a concern he raised last year during another graduation over continued low student enrolment from surrounding communities.

He said while the college admits students from other areas in the country to train in agriculture, the community around had shunned taking their students to the college.

Mr.Simiyu is optimistic that the free scholarship the college will offer, will address the problem of low enrolment and boost food production in the area.

 

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