As learning resumes for the second term, Busia County County commissioner Mr Kipchumba Ruto has directed the Ministry of Education to work with Teacher’s Commission services to make sure that it provides a safe learning environment for learners.
According to him the school’s management through the board of management and principals in the county should work together to inspect the food and water students will consume, to prevent food and water-related calamities in learning institutions across Busia County.
“As schools are opening for a second term we have directed the Ministry of Education and Teacher’s service commission through the school board of management and principals to make sure that they protect students from any issues of food and water,” said Mr Ruto
Addressing high school students who are beneficiaries of the Wings to Fly and Elimu program funded by the equity bank foundation at Kisoko Girls in Busia County, Mr Ruto noted that governments at both levels are working together to make sure that the students in all learning institutions in Busia live and study in a safe environment.
We realised that our students need a lot of handling and continuous mentoring and encouragement along their journey because they do face a lot of challenges and as an organization and foundation we will support them where we can to see them through their education in high school and universitiesRaphael Onyango
“We have teamed up with the county government to enable students in high schools to live and study in a safe environment devoid of diseases,” he noted
Equity Bank corporate director Mr Raphael Onyango said as an institution they will continue to look for more partners to support their course thanking the government for supporting their program.
“We have been scaling up these programs since inception and we continue to do more. As an institution, we will look for like-minded partners who will support us in this course.
We would like to thank the government for joining us in a number of the programs we undertake,” said Mr Onyango
Mr Onyango noted that they would continue guiding and providing moral support to learners under their scheme to see them through the challenges they face in life.
“We realised that our students need a lot of handling and continuous mentoring and encouragement along their journey because they do face a lot of challenges and as an organization and foundation we will support them where we can to see them through their education in high school and universities,” he said
Busia deputy governor Mr Arthur Odera who was present alluded that the county government has already dispatched county bursary funds to the qualified learners who applied for bursaries in their respective learning institutions adding that as a county they will support any student who is willing to learn at any level to enable them to succeed.
“The county bursary money is being distributed to various learning institutions where those who benefited are schooling. As a county, we are happy to contribute to funding education for needy students across the county.”
He added, “We want to ensure them that we will give them all manner of support to ensure that they are successful in their education and life as well.”