Mandera Governor Ali Robasets aside Sh1 billion for education.
Mandera Governor Ali Roba has earmarked Sh1 billion to support education, with Sh500 million set to put up a human health research centre.
The centre is being done in partnership with Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI).
On Thursday, the governor disbursed Sh40.5 million tranche aimed at offering access to educational opportunities for learners in the county.
“A total of 5,689 students will benefit. They include 1,308 in Colleges and University, some 4,154 students in secondary schools, another 121 teacher trainees at Mandera Teachers Training College and 106 students at Mandera Technical Training College,” said the when he launched the bursary fund.
Governor Roba said the region has suffered years of marginalised education and announced his commitment in plugging education gaps in the county.