By Martin Ruto.
The County Government has increased tertiary and secondary bursary funds to Sh170 million from Sh50 million four years ago.
Governor, Simon Kachapin (pictured) said this is intended to boost education standards, enhance transition rates and reteain students in school.
“I wish to inform you that my government has certainly prioritized education because I believe that no place on earth can have meaningful development unless its residents are educated,” he said.
The governor made the remarks in a speech delivered during West Pokot County 2016 KCSE and KCPE Prize Giving Day at Sigor Mixed Primary School in Pokot Central Sub-County.
All the four sub-Counties namely; West Pokot, Pokot Central, Pokot South and Pokot North were represented.