The County Government of Uasin Gishu will continue sponsoring students for Technical Vocational Education and Training courses through the County Education Revolving Fund program.

This assurance came on Friday morning after Governor Jonathan Bii met with a group of graduates who were sponsored to the tune of Ksh 27 million. They had converged to show their gratitude.

“I am committing to pursue this good initiative to assist our students in seeking education paid for by our royal County,” said the Governor.
He further challenged the students to utilize their hard-earned skills and make a difference in society.

Through the fund, 2611 students have graduated in clinical medicine courses and railroad training. The students graduated from various technical institutes across the country.

“We are going to factor in more resources because it has proven to be a platform for our students to be empowered,” the county chief said, adding, “I am calling on the group to ready themselves for development opportunities in affordable housing and the establishment of the Eldoret City Railway, among others.”

Education County Executive Committee Member, Dr. Janeth Kosgei, said training is key and has bridged the gap between the labour force and the quest for skills in society.

County Secretary Edwin Bett said (the youth graduates) are now equipped with skills that provide opportunities for them in the job market.

Education Chief Officer, Ruth Samoei, was categorical that as they seek to be self-reliant, (the graduates) should also find ways of repaying the fund so that other students get a chance for sponsorship.

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